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"I love Religious School."  

"And I love having you here.”

This exchange occurs numerous times every day as I stroll through the playground chatting with the students and teachers at recess and passing out licorice. You are probably wondering, “Do the children really mean it or do they just want a piece of licorice?” Actually, they truly mean it, as do I.

Over and over again, I have heard parents marvel at the fact that their children not only enjoy coming to Temple Etz Chaim’s Religious School, they love it. I have heard many parents at religious school express how negative their own experiences were in religious school and how surprised and happy they are at how much their children enjoy their religious school experience.

I, also, was one of those parents. When I attended religious school, I always tried my best and studied hard. Sometimes, however, I would answer a question incorrectly or mispronounce a Hebrew word, and the teacher would pinch my hand. Sometimes it would really hurt, and I always wondered why the teacher did that. I knew that there must be better ways to teach.

What I didn’t know at the time was that I would be given the opportunity to direct a religious school that children would love attending: a BJE accredited school noted for its strong, warm, nurturing staff who are not only knowledgeable and capable, but also kind, caring, and devoted to our children’s Jewish education and well-being.

Together we strive to fulfill the school’s mission:  

From Generation to Generation, To inspire love of Judaism, Dedication to Torah, and Fulfillment of Mitzvot

L’Dor v’Dor

If you have any questions, my door is always open. You can also call the Religious School office at 805-494-8174 or email me at joyce@templeetzchaim.org.

Shalom,
Joyce Bronstein
Director of Religious School Education

Upcoming Events

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  • Wed. 20 Mar (9:15 am - 10:30 am)

    Wednesday: Toddler Time - 9:15 - 10:30. Ages 12 months and up. Learning centers, songs, art, challah, outside play and holidays. Taught by Miss Nikki.

    Please contact Nikki Lelie, Parent and Me Coordinator


  • March

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  • Wed. 20 Mar (9:30 am - 10:30 am)

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  • Wed. 20 Mar (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

    The Melton Adult Education Class is available to adult who wish to learn more about Judaism and Jewish-related topics. Please contact Pam Brooks if you're interested. Classes will take place in the Conference Room (Social Hall for the remainder of January).

    Pamela Brooks

    818-854-7685

    7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA 91304


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