The 7th grade curriculum is designed around the topic of Jewish Identity. As our 7th grade students approach becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah, they will explore what it means to be a Jewish adult in our community and in the world around them. In classrooms and/or large group settings and with a variety of programs and speakers, the students will learn about American Jewish life, history, the Holocaust and Israel.
There is a strong emphasis on community and relationship building with a goal of strengthening the students’ connections to one another, to Temple Beth Ami and to the greater Jewish community.
There will be some nights during the year when parents will be invited to join us.
Special programming includes a day trip to visit Jewish Baltimore, a snow tubing adventure, as well as a field trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial museum (Parents are welcome to join).
New for the 2023-2024 school year – Each week, we will take a moment to honor the current week’s B’nei mitzvah student(s), concluding with an Oneg (dessert).