"Our curriculum provides a balance of study time and hands-on activities to allow our children to learn “the 3 h's” – Hebrew, holidays and heritage."
– Rabbi Mickey Baum, Director of Education
Our goal is to develop within each of our students a sense of Derech Eretz (the proper way of treating other human beings), a love of Judaism, and a body of knowledge that will allow each student to see the world through Jewish eyes.
Temple Beth Am’s Religious School is a caring community where everyone learns and participates in a wide variety of age appropriate programs and activities. Our program emphasizes small classes and warm relationships, where our students will develop a positive Jewish identity through a comprehensive exploration of Judaism. Our program is enriched with music, art, library visits and youth group activities.
Our Jewish studies has several specific learning units which include several of the following: Jewish holidays and life cycle celebrations, stories and lessons from the Torah, Bible and later Jewish history, stories and lessons about the land and people of Israel, prayer, God and spirituality, current events relevant to the Jewish community and Jewish values. The students are challenged to think about the place of God, of Synagogue and the Jewish community in their lives. They read (or hear) primary Jewish texts and selections from modern Jewish literature, become involved in social action programs and develop the skills to question and think creatively. Temple Beth Am’s religious school Jewish studies program prepares our students for life-long Jewish learning.
Director of Education
Rabbi Mickey Baum
Ms. Nicole Lynch