Family Programming

“Every child is prepared for future social and intellectual pursuits, and every family feels a meaningful connection with our community,” is the vision of our school. We want to focus on the second part of that phrase.

Gan Ami prioritizes relationships among our families, as much as we focus on providing the best early childhood education. Nothing makes us happier than creating community, connecting families, and making Temple Beth Ami your home-away-from-home where parents make life-long friends. Gan Ami is initiating a “family center,” a comprehensive umbrella for all our family programming.

Beth Ami Babies

Beth Ami Babies Infant Playgroup

Are you ready to mingle and make magical memories with your fellow parents and their precious little ones? Look no further than our delightful Beth Ami Babies Playgroup! Join us weekly for an hour of laughter, chatter, and bonding. We’ll provide light snacks to fuel your energy and a variety of age-appropriate toys to spark your baby’s curiosity. This wonderful opportunity is open to all caregivers with babies born after September 2022. Sign up today.

Family Outings

Discover the joy of family bonding with Gan Ami! Dive into unforgettable experiences at breweries, parks, Carmen’s, wineries, and beyond. Our carefully curated events offer the perfect blend of relaxation for parents and excitement for kids. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll through scenic parks or savoring fine wines at renowned wineries, every outing promises cherished memories. Join us in the fall and spring for our signature gatherings, with exciting additional events sprinkled throughout the year.

Family Outings
Extra Activities - Soccer

Extra Classroom Activities

Watch your child thrive with enriching activities beyond the classroom at Gan Ami. Our after-school soccer programs cater to Gimel and Dalet students year-round, while Bet students can enjoy music classes post-school hours. For families not yet part of Gan Ami or those from TBA, we offer Rhythm’ n Ruach music classes and Music Time for Tots with Miss Gina. Miss Gina also leads our summer music program.

Parent Support

At Gan Ami, we’re dedicated to fostering a nurturing community for parents. Through our Kesher inclusion initiative, we strive to ensure that every student feels embraced and supported. Additionally, our Parent-to-Parent group offers a platform for parents whose children may have unique needs. Join us for Coffee with the Clergy, an ongoing opportunity to engage with TBA’s clergy on diverse topics. We also regularly host workshops led by experts, covering subjects such as sleep and nutrition. Your journey as a parent is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Coffee with Clergy
Parent Socialization

Parent and Classroom Socials

Creating opportunities for both parents and children to come together outside of the classroom is crucial for building a strong and supportive school community. Through class and grade-wide social events like park playdates, game nights, and parent outings, families can bond, share experiences, and strengthen connections. We encourage every parent to join the Parent Committee or collaborate with a room parent to help organize these meaningful experiences for each class. By actively participating in these events, parents not only enrich their own and their child’s school experience but also contribute to a vibrant and inclusive school community.

Support and Inclusion with Temple Beth Ami 

At TBA, we extend a warm welcome to every Gan Ami family! We’re thrilled to join you in celebrating your milestones and special moments. Whether it’s a baby naming or a holiday gathering, TBA is here to support you every step of the journey. Join us for our special Tot Shabbats throughout the year, where we honor different classes with delightful pizza Onegs. We can’t wait to share these joyful occasions with you and your family!

TBA Gan Ami Shabbat