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6th-7th Grade Programs

Lunch & Learn (6th-9th Grades
Camp Beth Am (5th-8th Grades)
Beth Am Junior Youth (6th-8th Grades)

Sunday Lunch* & Learn: Students to get to know their peers who are all working for a common good. Contact: Vicki Streeter, Education Program Director

6th grade builds on the concept of community by allowing students to mingle and mix with each other during lunch. The curriculum introduces the concept of Jewish values and mitzvot and how students can learn and live by them as they become young men and women. The lesson will include music, art and lots of discussions between students / students and students / teachers.

7th grade builds on the concept of community by allowing the students to mingle and mix with each other during lunch. Team building and group cooperation are essential components of the class development. The curriculum begins with additional mitzvot and values that pertain to students' daily lives. 7th graders will also explore ways to use music and media to develop Jewish identity and connection. Students learn to articulate how Jewish music is a type of midrash (an interpretation of a Jewish text), and focus on identifying core Jewish principles that are embedded in Jewish rock music.

*Note: Beth Am provides a variety of kid-friendly meals and water during each session. If your student has special dietary needs of any kind, please contact us at

Camp Beth Am (5th-8th Grades): Camp Beth Am is a year-round, camp-style youth education program that blends the best aspects of Jewish summer camp and congregational family education for a one-of-a-kind educational experience. Participants enjoy experiential Jewish learning, arts and crafts, sports, science and more. Beth Am campers will also join together for periodic camp programming throughout the school year to continue developing community and deepening their Jewish education. Dates for Summer Day Camp 2020: August 3-7, 2020. Contact: Sarah Lauing, Director of Learning and Educational Innovation

Beth Am Junior Youth — BAJY (6th-8th Grades): Beth Am Junior Youth (BAJY) provides 6th-8th graders the opportunity to plan and lead fun, educational Jewish experiences for each other. The BAJY Leadership Council is composed of students who brainstorm ideas for events and then host the events. We meet once a month, and new council members are welcome. Previous events have included rock climbing, cupcake wars, limos and latkes, and trampolining. Contact: Molly, Youth Advisor

Fri, June 5 2020 13 Sivan 5780