Religious School


Temple Bat Yam educators use a variety of teaching methods, including mitzvah projects, field trips, art, music, text, crafts, games, and cooking.

Religious School classes take place in person at TBY on Sundays, beginning at 9:30, with the doors opening at 9:15.  Students experience learning about Jewish holidays, values, culture, and history with time built in to embracing community and focus on the social justice issues of the day with the underlying principles and tenets of Judaism.


In addition to Youth Education classes, TBY offers a wide array of special events through the year that help children learn about and connect to their Jewish heritage, including:

  • High Holiday Family Services
  • Shabbat Family Services
  • Hanukkah Dinner
  • Purim Show
  • Passover Seder
Asher Nichols at his Bar Mitzvah


Sophia Meyers at her Bat Mitzvah

At TBY, B’nai Mitzvah is a personalized experience that embraces each child and all family members regardless of religious background. Our Rabbi works closely with each student, preparing him or her for this important milestone in leading a Shabbat service.


Our students in the 9th grade form the Confirmation Class. Confirmation is held in conjunction with Shavuot. Working with the Rabbi, the students create the service. 


To download the calendar for the upcoming year, Click Here.

Adult Education

Lively discussions from Torah Study to subjects like “A Crash Course in Jewish History” to “Are you there God”

TBY offers a wide variety of adult education classes. Our members come from many backgrounds. Many members have non-Jewish spouses and many members would like to further their religious education. We want to learn more about the Torah, Judaism, and the principles underlying our faith. With this in mind, the adult education committee, with the assistance of Rabbi Arthur Rutberg, has designed the adult education curriculum for the coming year. Several courses are designed for people interested in converting to Judaism and for those interested in adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah. However, everyone is welcome to attend any and all classes.


Havdalah’s will be held on the second Saturday of most months.  Details will be posted as they become available.