Kindergarten - 8th Grade

JAMTY Cafe

JAMTY Cafe is hosted by HaMakom's high school youth group, JAMTY, to raise money for their scholarship fund to help send them to events and conventions throughout the year. They oversee the operations of the cafe and assist with the accounting each week.

JAMTY Cafe is open 30 minutes before the start of classes on Sundays and Tuesdays. On Sundays, we feature bagels, muffins, and assorted beverages and on Tuesdays, we serve pizza and snacks. 

For $25, you can get a discount card for your students that saves you 50 cents/item. They are valid for any food or drink purchase on both Sunday and Tuesdays!

Keep a look out throughout the year for a new and improved JAMTY Cafe experience!

Curriculum

Kindergarten – 2nd grade:

Throughout your child’s first few years at Temple Beth Am…

  •  Become familiar with the Synagogue
  •  What it means to be Jewish
  •  Explore the symbols and customs associated with the Jewish holidays including Shabbat
  •  Introduced to bible stories, characters and the Jewish values associated with them
  •  Learn the Hebrew alphabet, blessings, and prayers; such as Shema and Shehecheyanu

3rd– 6th grade:

  •  Study the meanings of prayers, making a personal connection to why and how Jews pray
  •  Learn about the Jewish lifecycle events and the Jewish calendar
  •  Build a relationship to Israel through culture, history, and comparative studies
  •  Discover Jewish heritage by learning about immigration and family history
  •  Explore Jewish identity by making a modern connection to ancient text

Hebrew via Skype:

Beginning in fourth grade, students meet weekly one-on-one with a Hebrew teacher at a date and time that works best for the family. This, coupled with classroom instruction, allows us to meet the individual learning needs of our students by giving them a personalized Hebrew curriculum designed to help each child be successful at their own pace.

Special Programming:

In addition to students learning in the classroom, they will have the opportunity to participate in the rich tapestry of Jewish experiences through art, dance, music, guest speakers, grade-based programs, and Shabbat services.

7th & 8th grade:

Seventh and Eighth grade classes meet on Sunday morning, taking a deeper look at their Jewish heritage and form a more personal connection to their Judaism and to one another. These classes culminate with a special out-of-town retreat and serve as a bridge to our high school program.