Religious School

Welcome to Temple Bet Yam’s Religious School 




The mission of Temple Bet Yam’s religious school is to help our children develop a positive Jewish identity based on a knowledge of Jewish culture, tradition, and religion so they can actively participate in Jewish life in the community, synagogue, and their homes.



Our vision is that our children will…

  • apply Jewish rituals, traditions and values to their own lives as they continue to grow wherever life takes them.
  • understand that being Jewish requires a lifelong openness to spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social growth.
  • develop an ever-evolving understanding and relationship with God.
  • understand the need for tikkun olam, repairing the world, through tzedakah, (charity), gemilut hasadim (acts of lovingkindness) and acts of social justice.
  • commitment to being part of a Jewish future by helping to sustain the local, national and international Jewish community.


Who We Are Bar/Bat Mitzvah Studies
Temple Bet Yam welcomes all students ages kingergarden through Bar/Bat Mitzvah to join us as we learn about Jewish holidays, history and a variety of Jewish customs and traditions. We have morning Teflia each time we meet and also offer Hebrew reading and writing instruction in all of our classes. Preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah begins in the Gimel Class, which is 5th-8th grade. In addition, we also have a Pre Bar/Bat Mitzvah Hebrew Class on Wednesday evenings from 5pm-6pm for our students.

Come Join Us

We meet most Sundays from 10 am to noon.

For additional information please call (904) 819-1875 or email


Committee Members:

Emily Brown, Religious School Director                        Barbara Carman, Board Trustee


Children’s Service Yom Kippur



Having fun in our Sukkah.


“Rejoicing with the Torah.”


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Story Time — Telling the Weekly Parashah


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Purim Carnival