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Religious School Parents

Temple Beth Am is fortunate to have committed and involved parents who help support our Religious School by being involved with the Religious School Board, active with BAPA (Beth Am Parents Association), and willing to volunteer to help us meet our goals. 

Lifelong Learning and Community Involvement

Temple Beth Am has many opportunities for Lifelong Learning. Some ways to be active and involved in the temple community are Social Action, Worship and Life Cycle, Lifelong Learning, Congregant Support, Volunteer Opportunities, Music & Arts, Library, and Youth. Contact Alexis Kort, our Director of Community Engagement, at 206-525-0915 x210 for more information.

Religious School Board

Our Religious School Board sets policy and provides guidance for our Religious School. It is responsible for supporting the staff, faculty, and programs of the Religious School, and acting as a conduit for parent input and feedback. 

The Religious School Board meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM. All parents are welcome to attend Religious School Board meetings. If you are interested in attending a meeting or getting more information, please contact our Religious School Board Chair, Mark Miller

Religious School Board's Mission Statement, Vision, and Core Values.

Board members serve for a two-year term and may serve two terms (four years total). The members of the Religious School Board for the 2018-2019 year include:

Daniel Bernstein  
Dan Cory, Immediate Past Chair  
Margy Crosby  
Jackie Kleinstein  
Mark Miller, Chair  
Samantha Rosen, BAPA Co-Chair  
Josh Samson  
Rachel Scherr, BAPA Co-Chair  
Amy Singam  
Phil Welt  
Yana Zhaglina, Teacher Representative

Beth Am Parents Association (BAPA)

When you have a child in our Religious School, you are a member of the Beth Am Parents Association (BAPA). Religious School is at its best when it connects families – to the temple and to each other! To foster great family connections, we create programs that bring families together and provide opportunities for parents and children to form relationships that extend beyond the synagogue and Religious School. Past BAPA-sponsored activities include community-building events for parents such as schmoozes during Religious School hours, potluck Shabbat dinners, BAPA-sponsored parent forums, and Mitzvah Day every spring. 

We hope BAPA gives you and your family the opportunity to get to know other Beth Am families and gain a greater sense of community!

BAPA Resources:
BAPA Bylaws

BAPA Executive Committee (2018-2019)
Co-Chairs – Samantha Rosen and Rachel Scherr
Katie Chenu
Stephanie Fekety 
Theresa Glatstein 
Sheldon Goldstein
Bevin Horn
Rani Linarelli
Hilary Loeb
Christiane Rahbarrad
Mikhaila Reudink
Adrienne Ross
Erin Schwartz
Denise Wechsler

BAPA is seeking a few more parents to join our fun committee! Please contact our co-chairs, either Samantha Rosen or Rachel Scherr at

Fri, July 19 2019 16 Tammuz 5779