Pre-K through 5th Grade
Rabbi Jennifer Clayman, Director
Shabbaton meets weekly during the school year, on Saturday afternoons, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Shabbaton, for pre-K – 5th grade, meets weekly during the school year, on Saturday afternoons, 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Spend time with your family on Shabbat afternoon! In the first hour of a typical Shabbaton day, parents study with Beth Am clergy and educators while children learn in grade-level classes. In the second hour, families come together to learn in groups facilitated by parents or teachers. Every day begins with singing and ends with Havdalah. Over the course of the year, participants explore a central learning theme such as Jewish Holidays; Modern Jewish History; Middot and Mitzvot (Jewish Virtues and Values); or Jewish Superheroes (Biblical and Post-Biblical Stories from Tradition).
Free child care for siblings younger than four years old is provided. Shabbaton is strongly encouraged for families who are new to Beth Am or Jewish education in general. Interfaith families are welcome and have had a long history of participation in the program. Shabbaton—the first program of its kind in the country—has a proven track record of inspiring participants to pursue a path of lifelong Jewish learning, living and community involvement.