Welcome to Temple Beth Am
Temple Beth Am, the House of the People, was founded in 1955, and is located in the Village of Pinecrest in South Miami-Dade County.
Open to all, we are a nurturing and caring Reform congregation committed to Jewish continuity, life-long education, spiritual renewal, life-cycle transitions, Shabbat and holy day celebrations. Beth Am offers religious, educational, cultural, social and athletic programs that meet the dynamic needs of our community.
Both Rambam Day School and the Youth Engagement Religious School, with their cutting edge curricula and excellence in the areas of general and Judaic Studies, enhance the academic and religious development of our children.
Our continuous desire to honor our traditions and embrace a full spectrum of Jewish life led us to the construction of a new Home for Our Heritage — The Janet z”l and Richard Yulman Campus — connecting Jews to Judaism and each other for generations to come.
Temple Beth Am embraces Jewish life through lifelong learning, spiritual growth and community engagement.
Message from the President
Temple Beth Am is not only the premier Reform congregation in Miami, but we also have an exceptional reputation all over the country. We are a holy place where any Jew is welcome. Our community outreach is envied. And with the opening of our Rambam Day School building last and The Hub in Spring 2023, the sky is the limit. But with such a leadership position comes responsibilities.
I agree with the analysis that we “need to think beyond our walls,” but we also need to think within them as well. One thing that I will say emphatically: our mission and identity will never change. And that includes inclusiveness. Under the direction of Senior Rabbi Jeremy Barras, we now hold a Conservative Minyan once each month and we offered Conservative High Holy Day services for those congregants who wished to participate. Those individuals brought in a Conservative cantor and had a meaningful High Holy Day service at their new religious home. It was beautiful. We are one temple that opens its arms to everyone.
— David Young, President