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Viterbi Torah School K-7th

Viterbi Torah School (VTS) is Congregation Beth El's Jewish experiential education program for students from K-7th grade. We prioritize excellence through immersive programs for Early Childhood, Torah School, High School students, and their families.

We believe in learning best through experience, fostering growth in understanding, commitment, and community. Our curriculum emphasizes religious character, ethical awareness, and a love of Judaism, encouraging learners to apply Jewish values to life's complexities.

To ensure a holistic experience, we integrate families into our synagogue and school community, offering meaningful Jewish educational and communal experiences at all stages. From Beth Montessori Preschool to Viterbi Torah School to CBE Teens, we provide age-appropriate connections and opportunities for growth.

Throughout their educational journey, students interact with rabbis, educators, guest speakers, and peers, fostering a rich learning environment. Our commitment to lifelong Jewish learning reflects our dedication to excellence and our desire to be a beacon of learning within the San Diego Jewish community.

*VTS is now open for enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year. Registration fees are as follows:

K-1st $1025.00

2nd-7th $1400

8th-12th (TNT/USY) $400


*We are committed to ensuring the success of your child's education, and finances should not be a barrier to participation. Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance! Contact Rabbi Avi Libman at

Why VTS?

Here's what sets us apart:

  • Your child will develop strong friendships with other Jewish kids

  • They won’t just learn about being Jewish, they will live it through meaningful experiences

  • Fun, joy, growth, and learning that leaves them loving being Jewish

  • Communal holiday celebrations through the senses – food, music, art, dialogue, dance, games, etc.

  • Monthly joyful Shabbat gatherings and dinners for VTS families to connect and strengthen our community

  • Learn to navigate life through a relevant Jewish lens that will guide them for the rest of their lives

  • Tikkun projects where our students experience their power to make a positive difference

  • Inclusive and work with different learning styles

  • Creative passionate teachers and involved Rabbis who all care deeply about each student

Our Curriculum

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VTS Vision

VTS aims to establish a comprehensive center for lifelong Jewish learning, emphasizing excellence through immersive, experiential programs for students and families. We prioritize:

  • Engaging and meaningful Jewish education through experiential learning and quality relationships.

  • Imparting religious character, ethical awareness, and a love of Judaism.

  • Encouraging learners to apply their intellectual and spiritual curiosities.

  • Providing an integrated synagogue and school community for all ages and stages. We strive for an integrated vision across synagogue life, ensuring that learning extends beyond the classroom, is reinforced through various synagogue experiences and communications, and validated in shared real-life experiences.

Music Programs at VTS


Do you have a child who loves music and/or performing? 

Join the CBE Meshugganah Youth Choir!  Open to all 2nd – 7th graders!  Rehearsals are every Sunday after VTS from 12 – 1:15 pm except on Sundays that there is a youth group event!  

We will have a pizza lunch together to start our time and then dig into the joyful activity of creating music together led by music director Craig Parks!


For more info please contact Craig at

Meshuggenah Youth Choir


Ever dream of being in a great band?

Sulam is Beth El’s teen band where great music is played, friendships are developed, and leadership skills sharpened!

Open to all post b’nai mitzvah teens who already know how to play an instrument and want to play fun music with other teens.

Sulam will lead teen only Teen Shabbat Groove Friday night services and also help lead main services at times too!  


Sulam rehearses every Tuesday during the academic year from 4:30 – 6 PM  

For more information please contact music

director Craig Parks at


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