The educational mission of Temple Bet Yam's Religious School is to provide children and their families the opportunity to learn, experience, and appreciate Jewish culture, tradition, and heritage.
This mission begins at birth and is a life long endeavor. Through an interactive learning environment, we will nurture our families' Jewish identity within our community and with our fellow Jews around the world.
Temple Bet Yam's Religious School starting in the Fall of 1999. Since then, many students have sucessfully graduated from our program through becoming B'nai Mitzvah. Students can begin Religious School upon entering Kindergarten. Two years ago, our Confirmation class was created, to allow our post-B'nai Mitzvah students to formally continue their education. We welcome all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade to participate in our educational program.
Shofar: Religious School
Joan Guglielmo and Denise Mensh
Denise Mensh, Representative to the Board
Joan Guglielmo, Director
Thank you to all of the teachers and parents for helping us complete another fantastic Religious School year. We have celebrated together for the holidays from Rosh Hashana to Tu B’shvat, as well as three b’nai mitzvahs of our students so far!In addition to the “regular” curriculum of Hebrew and Bible stories, we took a virtual trip to Israel, cleaned our hands to bake hamantaschen, and got our hands dirty planting our garden. Many warm toda raba’s to all our volunteers who helped enrich our program this year.
We send you off into the summer for some much deserved relaxation and rest, but with a wish for all of our students to keep thinking about tikkun olam and different ways they can give back to our community, even while on vacation!
While we were privileged to watch our own Jessie Brousseau grow from a Religious School student, Bat Mitzvah, and Confirmand into a brilliant college graduate and teacher, it is now time to wish her adieu as she moves into the next phase of her journey.Her music has ignited and moved us; her calming presence, compassion, and intellect are nothing short of inspiring.We thank Jessie for her years of dedication and commitment to TBY and the Religious School.She has been an exemplary role model and educator, and we say goodbye for now with wishes for a life filled with happiness and love.