Temple Beth Am is a full-service Conservative congregation affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism serving the needs of the Jewish population in Northwest Broward County Florida. It has been in existence for almost fifty years, having been established as Margate Jewish Center in September 1959. The main building was completed in 1980, and the Sam & Rita Singer Education Center, which houses the Rabbi Solomon Geld Religious School and the Rose and Jules Lustig Early Childhood Center, opened its doors in 1989.
Our schools provide comprehensive programs. We offer quality Early Childhood enrichment within a secure and loving environment. Our Primary Department offers Sunday classes that emphasize holiday experiences and Hebrew reading readiness. Children in grades three through seven attend our Religious School two days a week for two and a half and three hour sessions, learning Hebrew reading, participation in services, Jewish history and values.
We are fortunate to offer an outstanding Adult Education program, including weekly classes and Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
Morning and afternoon/evening services are held daily, and on Shabbat and all holidays. On Shabbat mornings, babysitting services for the youngest children and two special services for children up to age 13 are offered.
The Sisterhoods and Men's Club have events throughout the year.
The Youth Department offers three youth groups: Chalutzim, for third, fourth and fifth graders; Kadima, for sixth, seventh and eighth graders; and USY, for students in eighth through twelfth grades. The programs are open to Temple Beth Am members as well as non-members. Our Youth Center includes a swimming pool, basketball court, recreation center and classrooms.
Although we have just celebrated our 50th anniversary, we are a relatively new Synagogue in terms of our current structure and character. This gives us the opportunity to continue to grow and change, and to be responsive to the educational, social and human needs of our membership and the Jewish community.
Message from our Temple President:
Now that summer is here, it is time to renew your membership at Temple Beth Am for 2012-2013 and make plans for the upcoming High Holy Days, which begin Erev Rosh Hashanah on September 16, 2012.
In order to renew your membership, all financial obligations must be current. Regarding High Holy Day tickets, as always, each Family Membership includes two (2) open seating tickets, and each Single Membership includes one (1) open seating ticket.
Please fill out the renewal form using the enclosed fee schedule, and indicate a payment plan. Religious School registration forms are also enclosed. Seat upgrades and tickets for other family members will be available, please see the enclosed forms for options and fees. If you are interested in purchasing permanent seats in our beautiful Sanctuary please contact Sandi Witt at the Temple office.
Please note that there is no increase in membership dues for the coming year and we have streamlined the options for the purchase of High Holy Day tickets for extended family members. While the foundation of our financial stability is the full dues paying member, every member is crucial to the success of TBA. If you are in need of financial scholarship please visit the office or download the Financial Scholarship form from our website, www.beth-am.org. All information will remain strictly confidential.
High Holy Day tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the High Holy Days. If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please contact the Temple office at (954) 968-4545. We look forward to your continued membership in our Temple Beth Am family.
Special: Free One-Year Membership:
Temple Beth Am is pleased to offer a FREE one-year membership to qualified local South Florida families.
Membership includes tickets to the High Holy Day services.
For more information, or to become a member, please call #954-968-4545.
You must not have been affiliated with another synagogue within a 30-mile radius of Temple Beth Am in the past 12 months, and have NEVER been members of Temple Beth Am.
New Members / Membership Renewal
Click here to open our New Member Application
Click here to open our 2012-2013 Fee Schedule
Click here to open our 2012-2013 Payment Plan (inc. cc authorization form)
Click here to open our Scholarship Form
New Religious School / Youth Group Forms
Click here to open our 2012-2013 Religious School Registration Formhere to open our 2012-2013 Youth Group Application