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 kindergarteners 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.
**NEW FOR 2017-18: SHABBAT IS AWESOME — Friday night services & dinner for VERY young children and their parents. November 10, January 12, February 9, March 9 & May 11 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m. A guitar-led service, dinner and Shabbat-oriented fun!!
Jr. Congregation – October 31, November 21, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 12, April 16, June 11
Calling all third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders! Join Rabbi Burg during the Torah service for Torah reading and learning about the parasha.