Hebrew School

Welcome to a wonderful year of learning and Jewish celebration and something new and exciting!

We celebrate all of the Jewish holidays and build a warm and welcoming community. Families will learn together at home, at Beth Shalom, on-line, and out in the community. Given the current ever-changing situation with Covid-19, location, dates, and events are subject to change.

Our educators are experienced, professional Jewish teachers who are dedicated to making learning fun and meaningful.

Rabbi Shalom Bochner serves as the Spiritual Leader and Director of Education for Congregation Beth Shalom – Center for Jewish Life in Modesto, California. He has a background in formal and informal Jewish education, including outdoor education, with more than 30 years of experience. Rabbi Shalom has a BA in Sociology and Judaic Studies from the State University of New York at Albany and an MS in Education from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He was ordained in Jerusalem, Israel in 2003 through Pirchei Shoshanim, a traditional text-based program. Rabbi Shalom has previously worked at synagogues and Hillels, including seven years directing Santa Cruz Hillel. He has directed and worked at residence and summer day camps, youth groups, congregational schools, day schools, and adult educational programs. Rabbi Shalom’s area of expertise is in presenting traditional texts and rituals in user-friendly, approachable, and interactive ways.

Rachel Roseman is our Educator. Rachel has been working in Jewish education for almost 30 years in classrooms, camps, administration, and publishing. She holds a Masters in Jewish Studies from the Graduate Theological Union. Rachel and her family are members of Beth Shalom and live in Modesto.

To register your child/ children,

please complete and return this form:

Mail completed form to:

Congregation Beth Shalom
P.O. Box 85
​Modesto, CA 95353

Or email to:  Congregation Beth Shalom Office.

After submitting the Hebrew School registration form, you will be contacted by our Office Staff.