B'nai Abraham Sanctuary

Education at B'nai Abraham

Religious School

A warm, caring learning environment!

  • Small class sizes
  • Individualized instruction
  • Held Sunday mornings from 10 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
  • Classes from K-Confirmation with Bar/Bat Mitzvah instruction.

The study of Hebrew, the Bible, Israel, Holidays, and Jewish Values form the emphasized core of our religious school curriculum. Our students participate in our Children-led Friday night services as well as attend Jewish related events in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Our students also act as Hosts at our community Shabbat dinners held throughout the year!

Anyone looking for a small, caring Jewish environment in which to raise their children will find B'nai Abraham has just what they are looking for! Please contact our Synagogue office with any questions or to register your child or children in our Religious School program.

B'nai Abraham's Religious School
519 N. Main Street, Butler, PA 16001 T: (724) 287-5806
E-mail: CongBnaiAbraham@zoominternet.net

Adult Education: January 2018




A new BEGINNING HEBREW class will be starting in January.
Please contact Cantor Michal at congbnaiabraham@zoominternet.net ASAP if you are interested. A text is required that is easily ordered on the internet: Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults, Book 1:by Linda Motzkin and Hara Person.

Last year the ADULT EDUCATION CLASS worked through the Chai Mitzvah curriculum. This year, we are going to explore the SH’MA NA monthly journal as a jumping-off place for our discussions. Classes will be held the first Wednesday night of each month from 7-8 p.m., and are free! You can investigate the curriculum at https://forward.com/shma-now/. Contact Cantor Michal at the above e-mail to indicate your interest.

Kabbalah - What is it, besides the type of Judaism that Madonna and other celebs follow? Our new KABBALAH CLASS will explore this practice of Jewish mystycism. Cantor Michal is by no means an expert, so we will be exploring it together.   This class will meet most Thursdays at 1-2 p.m. in the library, and will start January 18. Contact the synagogue, e-mail address above, with your interest.



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Our New Educational Director

We are fortuante to have Roberta Gallagher as both our Religious School Director and as an Elementary teacher.  Both she and teacher David Hoffman have been honored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh as Unsung Jewish Heroes.

Our Teachers

David Hoffman
David HoffmanMr. Hoffman has been with B'nai Abraham for over 40 years! David has studied in Jerusalem, Pittsburgh and the Melton Institute of Pittsburgh. He also sings with the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale!.

Roberta Gallagher
Ms. Gallagher is a third generation member of B'nai Abraham. Following in her father's footsteps, she has taught K - pre-confirmation for over 30 years. Roberta believes strongly in Jewish education for everyone and that B'nai Abraham's Religious School's doors will be open even if there is only one child who needs us.

Cantor MichalCantor Michal is our Confirmation teacher and B'nai Mitzvah tutor. In her six* years at the congregation, Cantor Michal has brought back Jewish music and assemblies to our curriculum. She has also brought many new avenues for Mitzvah projects for our students and parents both in Butler and Pittsburgh.