B'yachad is more than a family program. It is an innovative approach to Jewish education that engages our students in experiential learning and our adults in intellectually stimulating discussions. B'yachad Jewish educational programming is designed to maximize impact.
Families enrolled in B'yachad meet two to three times a month on Saturday mornings or sometimes on Saturday afternoons beginning with Services. Following services, B'yachad breaks into student-centered and adult-centered learning reconvening after the learning sessions to share a meal together.
Our student-centered program is taught by Temple Isaiah faculty who use a range of modalities to engage our students in Jewish Education. Our adult-centered program is taught by our clergy and education team, who are constantly challenging our participants by asking the big Jewish questions and generating answers that are relevant and meaningful for 21st Century Reform Jews.
Our students participate in B'yachad in lieu of attending attending our traditional Sunday school program. On Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. our fourth through six grade B'yachad students attend Temple Isaiah's religious school while our seventh graders attend the evening program from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The B'yachad curriculum is constantly evolving and is a great way to receive an amazing education while also becoming a part of a tight-knit community. You can also visit a B'yachad session to experience it for yourself.
Our unique seventh grade program offers young adults and their families the opportunity to experience the pre-b’nai mitzvah year in an entirely different way. Seventh graders will experience a custom-designed curriculum and take on a leadership role in B'yachad. They make up a unique cohort that celebrates their b’nai mitzvah year together.
Assistant Director of Educational Engagement