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Small Groups: Beth Am B'Yachad (Together)

Why B’Yachad Groups?


Beth Am B’Yachad Groups are an expression of the Vision, Mission, and Values of Temple Beth Am. Through these Small Groups, we seek to deepen relationships and create powerful Jewish experiences. Within each group, we strive to balance the core values that enable us to see each other as individuals, to learn, and to engage.

What are B’Yachad Groups? 

Beth Am B’Yachad groups are Minyans of Meaning, which can foster a greater sense of belonging as well as help each member find their place within our synagogue community. Small Groups are:

  • Intentional groups of 8-15 people, who get together to learn, eat, pray, have fun, volunteer, and/or just be together in community
  • Led by a Beth Am member(s)
  • Organized by passions, geography, demography, or a combination of such
  • Meet a set number of times over a set period of time

Expectations of Members of B’Yachad Groups

  • Agree to and observe a brit (covenant) with each other (please read brit here)
  • Commit to attending all of the scheduled meetings (except for illness or emergency)
  • Be “present” for each other to support creating meaningful relationships
  • Include all members of the group in meaningful discussions of the materials provided
  • Have fun and look for joyful opportunities

Small Group Logistics

  • Beth Am B’Yachad Small Groups go LIVE in February and people will be able to participate by signing up via Sign-Up Genius
  • Groups will meet from March - June 2019 (dates and time will vary, most will meet 4-6 times during those four months)
  • Small Groups are encouraged to celebrate together at Shabbat services during our Experimental Multi-Generational Shabbat on June 21
  • Beth Am B’Yachad Group Descriptions

Small Group Sign Up

For our pilot year, we have 8 great Small Groups opportunities. Please consider signing up for ONE group. The maximum number of participants is 15, so be sure to sign up soon. Sign-up here.

For 2019-2020, we hope to double the number of Beth Am B’Yachad groups, so stay tuned to find out more about how you can lead or join a group!

Contact Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort with any questions. 

Mon, February 18 2019 13 Adar I 5779