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Congregation Beth Shalom

Jewish Community in Bozeman, Montana

Children’s Education

Shalom Kids is our Hebrew school program for ages 3-13. It includes our Tots class for preschoolers, ages 3-5, and our Aleph, Bet and Gimmel classes for ages 6-13. Shalom Kids meets on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Hebrew instruction (ages 6-13), along with lessons on Judaicsmixed with dancing, songs, prayers, Torah, history, crafts and cooking. The programs are conducted entirely by volunteers, though our Rabbi is a frequent guest instructor. Thank you to those who are giving their time to make this a worthwhile program.

Summer camps

Beth Shalom, in coordination with the Israeli group, Soul Train, runs a one-week summer camp. This year’s dates are TBD.
Camp Kalsman — As part of the URJ, our kids are able to attend the fabulous Camp Kalsman, located an hour north of Seattle.

Bar/bat mitzvah training

Rabbi Ed works individually with each bar/bat mitzvah student in the year preceding his/her bar/bat mitzvah, and several tutors are available within our community to help the student learn to read or chant their Torah portion.

B’nai mitzvah policies may be found here.  (Updated August 2015)

Audio recordings of the prayers that the students are asked to learn may be found here.