Throughout the ages, our people have created ways to imbue the start of Jewish education with special meaning. For example, when they began to learn the Hebrew alphabet, young children would receive a taste of honey, or cookies or candy in the shape of the Hebrew letters, so they would associate the sweet taste with Jewish learning. At Beth Am, we mark the entrance of young children into Jewish education with a special ceremony called Consecration (meaning “dedication to a sacred purpose”).
Join us for our Consecration service as we welcome our kindergarteners onto the bima to be blessed by our clergy in the presence of their parents, grandparents and the congregation. Kindergarteners will also receive a special gift to help them remember this day of celebration!
Before the service, dinner will be served in Rooms 5/6 for Consecration families.