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Our Religious School strives to live up to the highest goals of Reform Jewish education:
  • The deepening of Jewish experience and knowledge for all liberal Jews
  • Strengthen our students' faith in God
  • Enhance their love of Torah
  • Heighten their dentification with the Jewish People through involvement in the synagogue and participation in Jewish life

We continue to ensure that our school builds community among our students and parents, meets the needs of each individual student in our school, and help parents find their paths to connection with the larger Temple Beth Am community.

Our curriculum through the 7th grade is supplemented by the expertise of our art and music specialists, and we work with the Reform Movement’s “Welcoming Synagogues Project” to ensure that our school is open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and parents.

Our Curriculum Introduction Programs
Each grade level has a time set aside for parents to come into the classroom and meet their children's teachers at the beginning of the year. During this time, students are involved in an activity outside of the classroom so that the parents can meet the teachers, learn about our school curriculum, check out the class materials, and meet each other.

Download our Religious School Calendar 2016-17, Part 1 and Part 2, for a list of the Curriculum Day and Curriculum Night programs we have available this year. 

Social Action for Students

Religious School students at Temple Beth Am are provided with many opportunities to participate in our core value of tikkun olam (repairing the world), including some that are integral to our school ciriculum.

Students are encouraged to bring money each week for charity, in any amount that is comfortable for the student and family, to give students the opportunity to make a personal contribution to those in need. Each class chooses where and how to donate the money collected. We suggest that our students' families create ways for them to earn the money they donate.

Mitzvah Day Projects

Each spring our Religious School partners with a variety of local nonprofit organizations on Mitzvah Day. Our students are given the opportunity to participate in project-work that helps make our world a better place. Families of students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Rabbi Janine Schloss, Director of Education, 206-525-0915 x216,
Rabbi Allison Flash, Assistant Director of Education, 206-525-0915 x220.