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Sy and Susan Sperling School of Jewish Education

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2021/2022 Calendar
Bat Yam’s Jewish Youth Education Program is an innovative program where we aim for children to feel connected, nurtured, and happy. How they learn here is just as important as what they learn. 

Feeling part of the Bat Yam community, building friendships, and feeling connected to Judaism are some of the key components to helping our children become committed, Jewish adults.

Jewish journeys are lifelong experiences. It is so important to enroll children young, so they gain an early love of Judaism and keep them here through their high school years to help secure a life-long connection to their Judaism. Please contact us anytime so that we can share more about our programs and learn about your family. We look forward to getting to know you and sharing in your child’s Jewish journey.

Call our office at 954-928-1677 for more information.

The Temple Bat Yam community believes that learning and participation in Jewish religious and cultural life are essential to the formation of a solid Jewish identity. Therefore, the Temple Bat Yam community is dedicated to educating Jewish youth who will:

  • See Judaism as a positive and meaningful framework for their lives; and
  • Express their Judaism through ethical behavior, ritual participation, and social action; and
  • View the Jewish education as a life-long process; and
  • Involve themselves with their Jewish community locally and globally.



Prayer & Hebrew

Customs, Practices, Values

Bible & History



  • Focus on Shabbat
  • Introduction to Holidays
  • Shabbat blessings
  • Candle lighting
  • Kiddush
  • HaMotzi
  • Torah Study
  • Holiday symbols
  • Tzedakah
  • Gemilut Hasadim
  • Brit/Covenant



  • Focus on Chanukah
  • Focus on Purim and Rosh Hodesh


  • Shabbat blessings
  • Chanukah blessings
  • Shema
  • Torah Study
  • Holiday Blessings
  • Oseh Shalom
  • Hebrew Through Movement
  • Introduction to the Synagogue
  • Introduction to Mitzvot
  • Jewish Calendar
  • The story of Chanukah
  • Hillel and Shammai on Chanukah
  • Megilat Esther



  • Focus on Yom HaAtzma’ut and Shavuot
  • Focus on Passover and Tu B’Shevat
  • Hebrew Through Movement
  • Four Questions
  • Hebrew decoding
  • Barchu
  • Shema
  • Mi Khamokha
  • Adonai Sifatai
  • Modern Israel
  • Seder
  • The Haggadah
  • Megilat Ruth
  • Ten Commandments
  • Exodus Story



  • Focus on Sukkot and Simchat Torah
  • Focus on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
  • Hebrew Through Movement
  • V’ahavta
  • Avot v’Imahot
  • Focus on Shabbat Morning Service
  • Yotzer Or
  • Avaha Rabbah
  • G’vurot
  • Tallit
  • Being a Mensch
  • Jewish Life Cycle
  • Torah Study
  • Writing a D’var Torah
  • Brit/Covenant

7 – 12th grade


Teen Mitzvah Corps

(Social Justice and Service Learning)

B’nai Mitzvah Tutoring



Weekday Ivrit
Beginning with the 2021 school year, third through sixth grade students will receive individual Hebrew tutoring on Tuesday afternoon/evening online. Each student will meet online for a 30-minute one-on-one session with a teacher who will personalize the learning to your child’s specific needs and learning style. Students can move through the material at a speed that feels right for them. No more schlepping to the synagogue mid-week!

Hebrew Through Movement
Beginning with the 2021 school year, first through sixth grade students will participate in Hebrew Through Movement, a 20-minute component added to their Sunday morning program.

Hebrew Through Movement introduces Hebrew in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive first link between children and Hebrew. Hebrew Through Movement (HTM) is supported by the latest brain research on learning, providing an aural foundation for Hebrew that opens the door to more facile Hebrew decoding and reading.

Hebrew Through Movement is based on ways that children learn naturally:

           They learn by moving about and doing.

           They learn in an environment of positive emotional support.

           They learn when they feel safe from the embarrassment of not knowing.

           They learn when they can move forward at their own pace.

           They learn best when learning is joyful and playful.

Fri, May 27 2022 26 Iyar 5782