He who will not seek knowledge, knowledge will certainly not seek him.
—Midrash, Proverbs 2

TBS provides an accepting and nurturing place for children and teens to live their Judaism and become an active part of the Jewish community. With individualized attention and small class sizes, Temple Beth Shalom's Preschool, Religious School, and Hochberg Academy provide a spiritual foundation that builds character and provides support as children grow. 

  • TBS Preschool teachers are certified, licensed professionals

  • Children stay engaged through high school 

  • Meaningful bar and bat mitzvah preparation

  • Teens learn value of social action at the URJ Religious Action Center in Washington, DC

  • BSTY(Beth Shalom Temple Youth) makes it possible for teens to connect with their peers throughout the Southwest under the direction of Youth Group Director Ellen Zieselman

  • Teens make life-long friends through faith-based experiences in our Religious School and Youth Group

Since Jewish learning is a lifelong endeavor, the active Adult Education Committee creates a variety of educational opportunities for adults of all ages and level of knowledge. Ranging from Hebrew language classes to Torah Study to guest speakers to hands-on workshops, adult learning at TBS offers something fun and exciting for everyone.


Educational Staff and Faculty

Religious School & Family Education

Contact Ellen Zeiselman for information

BSTY Group

BSTY Adviser - Ellen Zeiselman


Preschool Director - Paula Gorman

Director of Education, Emerita
Deborah Weinberg

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