Uplifting The Next Generation
There is no greater gift we can give our Jewish children than a love of Hebrew language, culture, and knowing how and when to do the right thing for others.
Our school creates a positive environment for Jewish learning. We are committed to teaching our children the beauty of Judaism. Our curriculum is intended to help children see the world through Jewish eyes, to make Shabbat and Jewish holidays part of their lives, to pursue knowledge of their heritage while building a sense of Jewish identity that is relevant and meaningful in today’s world. and to ground their ethical decisions in the teachings of Torah.
We recognize that each child is different, so our curriculum is tailored to meet each child’s individual needs, including our unique program designed for children with special needs.
We will be joining The Meitin Alliance for Growth and Learning (MAGAL) this year for Hebrew School. This will allow children to have a larger cohort (and more potential friends), more activities and greater resources to benefit everyone. MAGAL began in 2016 as a collaboration between Temple Shir Shalom and Temple Israel. MAGAL is proud to welcome the students of Congregation Beth Am to the program this year! Having three congregations collaborate greatly benefits the students and families of each congregation because it lets MAGAL deliver a multifaceted program that would be beyond the resources for any one congregation to provide on its own. In particular, the MAGAL model brings together students from the Conservative and Reform movements along with the unique character of their home congregations. This builds a strong and diverse community of learners and their families.
I will be joining the administrative team alongside Cantor Kim Singer (Temple Shir Shalom) and Rabbi Joshua Neely (Temple Israel). I will act as the Beth Am liaison, communicating with and supporting our families at MAGAL as well as assisting with the smooth operations of the school. I will also be in charge of implementing our very successful Hebrew level program so that students are allowed and encouraged to develop their Hebrew skills at their own pace, advancing as quickly as possible.
MAGAL already had over four decades of experience in service to the Jewish community. The clergy administrators are in the classroom each week offering the students a unique opportunity to benefit from their combined skills and insights. Their pluralistic approach means that everyone is made to feel welcome and taught to be welcoming. Throughout the year the students and families come together for a variety of worship experiences that the highlight different congregational traditions as well as areas of commonality.
MAGAL meets Sundays from 9.00am-12.30pm for grades K-7 and Wednesdays 5.00pm-6.30pm for grades 3-7. There is also a monthly Bagels and Blocks program for students too young for our kindergarten class, which I will be leading. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or attend our open house on August 14 from 5-7pm.
Please fill out your registration forms as soon as you can to secure your space. Please note that you must be a member of Congregation Beth Am in order to attend the MAGAL School. Membership forms are available here as well and there is a special new reduced pricing so take advantage of that while it lasts!
In addition to the new member pricing, we also offer all B’nei Mitzvah tutoring as a benefit of membership of CBA so there is no additional B’nei Mitzvah fee for our families! You can’t beat that deal, so sign up now and tell your friends to join CBA and join us at MAGAL this year- it’s going to be great!!
To register your child, download and print the following registration form and return it to the office. If you need help, call our office.