You'll find a warm, caring congregational family at Temple Beth Am. From the moment you enter the temple you'll be greeted by friends. Temple Beth Am's multi-generational family is led by our rabbi and cantor.
We are a community, a family that inspires, connects and supports each other. Through a commitment to engagement and purpose, we encourage all members to pursue pathways to action, volunteerism, and spirituality. Whether it is packing food bags at our Food Pantry for those in need, baking Hamentashen for the Purim Carnival, or visiting a senior member in the hospital, we are here to carry out the Jewish value of Tzedakah - charity, kindness and good deeds. We call this pathway to action KULANU, Together.
We offer a full calendar of egalitarian spiritual worship, friendship and activities. The temple's numerous groups provide year-round programs for the entire family. With our busy auxiliaries like the Men's Club, Sisterhood, Youth Groups, Choir, Mahjongg, and Social Action there is a place for everyone at Temple Beth Am.
Young families participate in our Mishpacha/Family Center programs for babies and toddlers. Families can enroll their young children, ages 18 months to five years, in The One School, our acclaimed NAEYC accredited school and camp. Temple members receive priority registration opportunities and rates.
Families can enjoy age appropriate Shabbat and holiday programs including Kid's Shabbat at the Beach.
HaMakom which means "The Place" is our education department consisting of Religious School, Shalom Chai and Youth Group. An innovative Religious School is available for children in grades K-7. We are extremely proud of the creative programming and curriculum that has developed over the years. Through individual learning through Skype, stories, songs, drama, art, technology and field trips, children learn about and rejoice in our Jewish heritage, and make long-lasting friendships. Youth Group membership is included with Religious School. Children are prepared for their Bar/Bar Mitzvahs and to be part of the Jewish community. Teens can enter our dynamic Shalom Chai Community High School which meets on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm.
Education continues with Adult Learning Programs. This includes Adult Learning series, book discussions, speakers and weekly "Lunch & Learn" sessions. Adults also enjoy social gatherings such as progressive dinner parties, field trips and movies.
Temple Affiliation and Membership are not based on the ability to pay. We are committed to removing financial obstacles from becoming a member at Temple Beth Am and therefore, we have removed the old mandatory dues structure. Instead we ask for a Voluntary Financial Commitment. You and your family decide what your contribution will be based on your personal financial capacity. We have established a Sustaining contribution amount - for some this amount might be beyond their means. For others, it may be a starting point.
We hope you'll decide to be part of our community. We want to share your simchas (joys) and be there in times of need, that's KULANU, together.
"As my fathers planted before me before I was born, so do I plant for those who come after me" - Talmud T'aanit 23A.
Please contact us by phone or email to learn more about membership to Temple Beth Am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 561-747-1109.