Educational Opportunities

Our Jewish Cultural Family School meets at the Boulder Jewish Community Center twice a month from 10:00am-12:00pm - see our calendar for exact dates Beth Ami Calendar. Other arrangements are made when Jewish or American holidays conflict. Beth Ami member families participate in an eight session semester. Non-Beth Ami member families participate per session by attending the session(s) as their schedules permit.
Each family is a learning group or havruta that listens to each other’s ideas and works together to accomplish a project. Our curriculum features an understanding of Humanistic Jewish values through games, stories, and projects plus monthly real world experiences when we live these values. Our goal is to help families plan their Jewish journey. We work with families with children age pre-school through Bar or Bat Mitzvah. For more information, email Lenore Kingston, School Director, education@bethami.com

Each Bar or Bat Mitzvah student works closely with a mentor to explore his/her values as well as connections with Humanistic Judaism at Beth Ami and at home. Each student's value will guide his/her choice of a Hebrew selection, a mitzvah project and a Jewish hero. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah service is designed to celebrate the growing maturity & independence of the student. Families work with one of our madrichkot to design a ceremony that is meaningful to them and consistent with the values and traditions of Humanistic Judaism and Beth Ami.

Our Adult Ed program centers around celebrations of Shabbat/Havdalah in various homes, with an interesting selection of topics and speakers to accompany each service. Contact Sheila if you are willing to host an event in your home. As lifelong learners, we will continue to participate in Denver and Boulder Jewish Film Festivals, along with the Beth Ami Arts Group and Book Club.

 

 

We are affiliated with the Society for Humanstic Judaism & the Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism