Beth Am embraces and welcomes children at all of our services. Younger children march in the Torah parade; older ones receive the honor of reciting certain prayers from the Bimah and children of all ages are invited to lead the congregation in song.
During our monthly “Sanctuary Shabbat” services (held in our main sanctuary), we offer a variety of parallel programs for different ages groups. Please check our calendar page for a complete program schedule.
We also offer childcare from 10 am until the conclusion of services every Shabbat.
Shabbat Yachad – Most Saturdays – approximately 10:45 am
Combines familiar children’s Shabbat songs with age appropriate sensory experiences. Every Saturday, except the first Saturday of the month, for newborns to kindergartners in the Chapel, begins before Haftarah reading (unless there’s a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, in which case it begins after candy throwing).
Shabbat Lab – First Saturday of the month – 10:45 am
A mix of traditional and innovative davening. First Saturday of every month for children in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Chapel.
Shabbat is Awesome! / Tot Shabbat
Shabbat Services for families with young children, with music and song, followed by dinner.
Every Shabbat, for children 18 months to 5 years old. Begins at 10 am, with a snack at 11 am, followed by Shabbat Yachad at approximately 10:45 am when scheduled.
Teen Torah Talks
Calling all sixth to tenth graders! One Shabbat Morning a month, join Molly Kaye for a “teens only” discussion in the Gallery. Nosh, Bond, Learn! Topics range from what makes Star Trek Jewish, to Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah portion)