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: Spring 2014

BEGINNING HEBREW CLASS: Meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the library at B'nai Abraham. Classes are free and all are welcome, but the text, "Aleph Isn't Tough, an Introduction to Hebrew for Adult", by Linda Motzkin, is required.

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM: Meets every Wednesday night at 4 p.m.  The texts required are Rabbi Joseph Telushkin's Jewish Literacy and Daniel Syme's The Jewish Home.  This class started in July, but drop-in students are welcome if they first contact Cantor Michal at the synagogue.


TORAH CLASS:  Cantor Michal would like to start a Torah class sometime this spring.  If you are interested in studying the portion of the week, please let her know of your interest.  A Thursday morning time has been discussed but not set.

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Our New Educational Director

We welcome our new Religious School Director, Lori Doerr.  Lori is a practicing attorney in the Butler area and the mother of two Religious School students, Zachary and Jonah.  We know that Lori will bring lots of energy to her position.

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 25 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 three* years at the congregation, Cantor Michal has brought back Jewish music and assemblies to our curriculum, as well as Tot Shabbat. She has also brought many new avenues for Mitzvah projects for our students and parents both in Butler and