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Religious School

Bet Ha’am’s religious school program serves students from pre-K through 12th grade and is staffed by volunteers from our community. This adds significantly to the special atmosphere of our school, allowing students to know their teachers as role models of Jewish life in many different contexts and allowing families to participate in our programs together. We offer training for volunteers and provide constant support and resources.

Bet Ha’am has created an innovative way to help busy modern families find time in their schedules for Jewish education while continuing to provide a quality Religious School and Tikun Olam experience. With the new program, children actively learn Hebrew and Judaica with an increased sense of hands-on purpose and meaning.

Preschool – Shalom Yeladim

Preschool children, aged 3-5, and their parents meet one Sunday morning most months in our Shalom Yeladim (Welcome, Children) group, where they learn about Jewish holidays and traditions together.

Grades K-6 – Morning School

Our K-6th grade students will experience a monthly family social justice program, a family Shabbat experience, and regular Judaica and Hebrew instruction. Primary grade students focus not only on celebrating Jewish holidays but also on learning about Jewish practices at home and in the synagogue. Prior to becoming B’nai Mitzvah, our students learn about and discuss Torah stories and stories of the prophets; what it means to be a mensch (a person of noble character) in the community; Jewish history in America and around the world; and the history of the state of Israel. And of course, our students learn Hebrew—not just the rote memorization of prayers, but how to read, what the words mean, and why we say them when we say them.

Grades 7-12 – Gesher and Chavayot

Our 7th-12th grade students participate in a credit-based system that will allow students to choose from dynamic experiences and craft their own journey through what they want to learn, where they want to be, and who they want to become.

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Click here to hear more about the new Religious School in a WMPT “Sunday Simcha” interview with Rabbi Saks! Rabbi Saks Interview>>

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Bet Ha’am plays an important role in all of our lives, providing an open door for all during High Holidays and throughout the year.

The need for supporting the Annual Fund cannot be overstated. These unrestricted funds ensure we can cover our basic, day-to-day needs and meet our budgetary responsibilities, from salaries to building maintenance to Hebrew School supplies.

Membership dues do not cover the full cost of Bet Ha’am’s operations. We rely on the generous support of our members and friends to make Bet Ha’am available to all, regardless of ability to pay.

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Judaica Shop

Congregation Bet Ha’am’s Judaica Shop is establishing itself as a leading regional opportunity for unique Judaica jewelry, holiday gifts and supplies, children’s items, and everyday items.  The Judaica Shop is open 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tuesday-Friday and Sunday mornings when our Religious School is open.  Please call (207) 879-0028 for inquiries or requests for special order items.  This page will soon have photos and ordering information for specific Judaica items.

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Service Times

Evening Shabbat Services:

Friday evening at 7:30 PM except for the second Friday of the month, when a family service is held at 6:30 PM.

Shabbat Morning:

Saturday morning at 10:00 AM.

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