Children's Education


Congregation Beth El has a complete Hebrew School serving the children of our members from first grade up through high school. Classes meet on Sundays for an extended 9:30 - 1 p.m. schedule.  Many of our Teen Group continue as madrichim helping in the classrooms and with special projects.


The day begins with a community-wide morning service led by the rabbi including prayers, songs, and Torah plays. The students then divide into classes with a curriculum including Hebrew, Jewish History, Jewish Ethics, Holidays and Ritual Practices, Creative Arts, and of course, snack. The Teen Group includes kids ages 13 and up.


There are special events throughout the year associated with the Hebrew School, including a Hanukkah party, a Tu B'Shvat seder, and a Passover festival. Consult the bulletin for more details about special Hebrew school programming.


Please use your judgment when inclement weather comes.  We come from 5 different counties and the weather can vary.  We will do our best to cancel Sunday School the night before or early Sunday morning.  We will post to email and on this web page.



Coming Events

Shabbat Service

Friday, 8:00 PM - Shabbat Service (streaming online via Zoom). Please contact Rabbi Nina for information about how to connect to the service. 


Hebrew School

(Classes held via Zoom)

Sunday School for Young Children

Sunday, December 13, 11:30 AM to noon - For children under six years of age.  Please contact Rabbi Nina for specific details and for the Zoom link. 

Hanukkah 5781 (2020) Celebrations

See this detailed Hanukkah Schedule for more information. 


















Please consider making an ongoing donation to sponsor the following regular expenses:

Security System

Building Maintenance


Trash Disposal

Snow Removal








Click here to go to our donation page.

Please indicate that you would like your contribution to go to the Operating Fund.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Are you struggling to pay for food?  The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Food Stamps Helpline can help you apply for SNAP (Food Stamps). To apply call their free and confidential, bi-lingual toll-free number at 1.877.999.5964 or visit for more information.

Congregation Beth El • 249 Arch Street, Sunbury PA 17801 • 570.286.1490