Sunday 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. & Tuesday 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
The 4th - 6th graders participate in our core curriculum of Bible, Holidays, Jewish History and Prayer. Prayer goals and Jewish studies topics prepare children for their B’nai Mitzvah and to become adults in the Jewish community. Our educators combine innovative informal and formal education approaches.
Students at Beth Am benefit from our state-of-the-art Resource room. We focus on technology and informal experiences for inclusive education for every child. Our special education trained Resource teachers cater to individual needs.
Students participate in a Ma’ariv services (the weekday evening service) as part of the religious school experience. Student attendance at Shabbat services during year is paramount for understanding of the logistics in Jewish ritual life.
Enrichment: The children spend time in Music on Tuesday afternoons learning and practicing songs. Students also attend Ma’ariv (weekday evening) services on Tuesday afternoons.
The Judy and Julian Weinstein Family Education Program is on Sundays throughout the year. Students join their parents in family education and the creation of special projects. The 4th-6th grade also has one Shabbat dinner and service during the year where the students take a special part in the service
4th Grade: The focus of 4th grade is Holidays, Bible and Prayer. Through creative projects, the students gain knowledge about each holiday. Mastering the Hebrew language with a comfort towards reading new prayers is emphasized. The children continue their 2nd half of in-depth Bible studies.
5th Grade: Fifth grade focuses on Jewish Celebration, Jewish History and Prayer. Students should be proficient at Hebrew Reading and begin to have a fluency in reading and reciting prayers. This year highlights the meaning behind each holiday. Students begin to learn the history of the Jewish people from the Ancient- Modern era.
6th Grade: In 6th grade students are encouraged to think about their Jewish values, mastering of all of their Hebrew prayers and expert reading skills. Students continue their journey through Jewish history with an emphasis on the Modern (1600)- Contemporary era. A study of the Holocaust and basic Jewish ethics is an important component of the curriculum. The children participate in the Rochelle Brill Holocaust Memorial writing contest.