The Religious School

Religious School Organization

Calling all school aged families interested in restarting a Religious School. We have had several parents call with interest and we’re trying to get the word out. We had a meeting for parents and all interested August 18  The plan is to start a program that focuses on building a learning and social community for families with school aged children. The first activity will be September 16. For more information call Rabbi Miller, Barbara McGee at 953-2526 or email the office at office@BethAmiSR.org.

If you are interested in tutors, either in general or for child or adult Bar Mitzvah, please contact the Beth Ami office; we are proud of our recent Bnei Mitzvah who have been tutored by our members and have inspired the congregation.

 

Beit Sefer plans and goals

We are excited to begin the process of rebuilding our Beit Sefer and Jewish
Education program for our community. Over the past few weeks, we have been meeting to identify our goals, and establish an outline of our curriculum, timeline and activities for the coming year.

Here are our most current ideas, with the hopes that you will want to participate.

Our goal is to create a program that becomes a welcoming, interactive community that will elevate our children’s Jewish learning and strengthen their Jewish identity.

See the attachment file that highlights the Mission statement and lists some of the topics under consideration.

To get the year started, please join us for a Friday night dinner after services at 6:45 pm at Beth Ami on Sept 16th.

In addition to celebrating Shabbat together, we will have an opportunity to talk about our plans for the program and answer questions. Dinner will be provided by a Beth Ami donor. All dinners are vegetarian. If your family has any food restrictions, please let us know.

Our Beit Sefer program will formally begin after the High Holidays, and we hope to see you at the family and/or main High Holy day services on Rosh HaShanah (Sept 26th), Yom Kippur (Oct 4th) and Sukkot (Oct 11th) at 10:30am.

What will Beit Sefer include?

Our goal for the program includes integrating Jewish learning with Tzedakah/Tikkun Olam and community family gatherings. A typical month would include a different activity each week:

* Bi-weekly Shabbat morning Bet Sefer group sessions from 10am-11:30am at Beth Ami (see attached proposed curriculum ideas)
* A monthly Friday night family Shabbat dinner
* A family oriented Tzedakah project on a Sunday
There is an optional weekly Alef-Bet and prayer learning session in small groups. See further information request below.

*Beit Sefer Calendar of Preliminary Events*
* September 16th (Fri.) Shabbat dinner at CBA at 6:45pm
* October 15th (Sat.)– Beit Sefer begins at CBA, at 10:30am. Classes to be taught by David Joseph (more about him later).
* October 23rd (Sun.) – Tikkun Olam kick off meeting (TBD)
* October 29th (Sat.) – Beit Sefer at CBA at 10:30am.
* A year calendar will be given out at the first Sefer session

*Information on the Alef-Bet and Prayer Learning option*
There is the possibility of an additional class that would be either in person or on-line and would focus on alef-bet and prayer learning during the week. If you are interested in participating in this option, please let us know what days work best for you, and if you prefer in-person or virtual.

We are all very excited to get started and hope to see you at Beth Ami for Shabbat Dinner on September 16th. Please RSVP to Barbara if you can make it, and with any questions.

B’shalom,

Barbara McGee, David Joseph, Jenny Beck and Rabbi Miller

 

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