Temple Beth Am provides a complete program of religious education for children and adults. Our religious school for children is sponsored jointly with Temple Beth El, the Reform congregation of Jersey City. Our student program begins with children in kindergarten, and continues through Confirmation. Children in our joint program benefit from the experience, knowledge, enthusiasm, and wisdom of Rabbis Felix and Hachen, and the program and curriculum complement the Jewish calendar.
Our goal is to develop well-informed, practicing Reform Jews who are grounded in the moral and ethical values of Judaism and strengthening Jewish identity, our religious school curriculum stresses Hebrew, Jewish history, Israel, and Jewish customs and ceremonies.
Rabbis of both congregations teach in the combined Religious School, and each prepares his own congregation's B'nai Mitzvah.
Please check the Temple's monthly calendar for information on special events of the Religious School.
Any child whose family belongs to Temple Beth-Am is eligible to enroll. For enrollment information, contact Temple Beth Am, 201-858-2020.
A separate tuition fee is charged in addition to the cost of membership. No family will be prevented from enrolling a child in our school if there is a financial hardship. Families with such concerns should contact the rabbi, and can be assured that all inquiries will be kept in strict confidence.