About Beth Am Religious School


It is our goal to enable students and their families to adopt an integrated approach to being Jewish and make a lifetime commitment to the celebration of Judaism.




Temple Beth Am Religious School was established more than 55 years ago, coinciding with the formation of the Temple Beth Am congregation in 1955. The school provides quality education for its youngest students in kindergarten to its seniors in 12th grade. Our program has taught and inspired thousands of young people over the years. Many of the school’s alumni are actively involved in today’s Jewish world, whether professionally or as volunteer leaders.

Temple Beth Am Religious School enjoys a reputation as a school of distinction. Family education programs, mitzvah field trips, Judaic arts enrichment, Hebrew language skills, Bar and Bat Mitzvah training, and a Shabbat morning “family school” highlight the hands-on curriculum facilitated by talented and dedicated teachers and clergy.

Temple Beth Am Religious School is one of the few schools nationwide that earns unparalleled support from its parents’ organizations,
PSTARS. With their help, each year we bring in acclaimed artists and teachers who teach and motivate our students, families and congregation.


Temple Beth Am Youth Engagement Religious School
Telephone:  305.667.6667  •  Fax: 305.666.2536  •  Email: rschool@tbam.org

Tamara Donnenfeld, M.A.R.E., RJE
   Director of Lifelong Learning — 786.364.9416
   tdonnenfeld@tbam.org

Jacki Altman
   Youth Engagement Director — 786.364.9419
   jaltman@tbam.org
Anita Marks
   Administrative Assistant and Registrar — 786.364.9415
   amarks@tbam.org
Lisa Reichert
   Administrative Assistant — 786.364.9417
   lreichert@tbam.org


Click Here to Donate to the Keren Yaldi Religious School Fund

Emergency School Closings

Periodically, severe weather conditions require the Religious School to close. In general, we are closed when conditions warrant Miami-Dade County Public Schools to close. Please consult radio and TV news for announcements of school closings. You can also call the temple at 305.667.6667 for updated information about the closing of specific programs.


Our Teachers: Our teachers bring the school programs to life by using the most creative and current methods. They meet regularly for professional growth seminars, to hone their teaching skills and study Judaism. They are committed to the important process of educating our children and transmitting our precious Jewish values to them.

Tzedakah/Tikkun Olam: Helping others in need is an important Jewish value and an essential part of Jewish life. It is also a part of our ongoing program. Tzedakah is collected at every Sunday class session and students are encouraged to bring in their contributions as often as they can. At various times during the year, classes decide to which charitable organizations they will send their tzedakah collections.


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