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Youth Learning and Engagement

Registration for The Gan 2020-2021 / 5781 is now open! Click here to register.
Registration is for all 3 Shmitot (seven-week structured learning periods), which begin on October 4, 2020. All families are encouraged and welcome to join for events and programs for the Elul Informal & Immersive.

To provide all students with the most meaningful experience, our Madrichim program will include participation in the Midweek Track of their choosing (or meet a similar learning commitment). For further questions, please contact Youth Learning & Engagement Manager Reyna Abraham.

To learn more, please see The Gan FAQ, or send any questions to Rabbi Jason Levine.

You can view the Open Q&A from August 17, 2020 here.

For the general overview, purpose, and goals of Youth Learning at Temple Beth Am, you can view the presentation, delivered at our July Town Hall, here.

Gan HaLimud - Garden of Learning ("The Gan")
Temple Beth Am's New Youth Learning & Engagement Program

Preview Videos
Welcome & Overview
Schedule for the Year
PreK - 3rd Grade
4th - 6th Grade
7th - 9th Grade
10th - 12th Grade
Midweek Tracks

Schedule for the Year
(There will be a virtual option available throughout the year.)
August 20 - September 27: Elul Informal & Immersive *virtual only*
October 4 - November 15: 1st Shmita & Siyum (7 Weeks) *virtual only*
November 22 - January 3: Winter Informal & Immersive
January 10 - February 28: 2nd Shmita & Siyum (7 Weeks)
March 7 - April 18: Pesach Informal & Immersive
April 25 - June 6: 3rd Shmita & Siyum (7 Weeks)
June 13 - June 27: Summer Informal & Immersive

During Each Shmita
PreK-3rd Grade: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
4th Grade - 7th Grade: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Madrichim (8th - 12th Grade) will be present for whenever their grade meets.

Midweek Tracks
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Tuesdays: 10th - 12th Grade
Wednesdays: 7th - 9th Grade
Thursdays: 4th - 6th Grade

Tracks Offered During 1st Shmita
Art & Music
Text & Culture
Tzedek & Social Justice
Maccabiah & Play

Wed, September 23 2020 5 Tishrei 5781