Baltimore Education Initiative for Teens of Reform Judiasm

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Please contact Cory Hermann

Union for Reform Judaism
About Us

Baltimore Educational Initiative for Teens of Reform Judaism

BEIT-RJ provides

  • An engaging, exciting, dynamic, innovative, environment and NO HOMEWORK!
  • A safe community for EVERY Reform Jewish teen to interact, socialize, learn, and connect with their peers.
  • Leadership opportunities and life-lessons to prepare for college and the future.
  • Something for everyone - a variety of courses.
  • The BEST place to be on Monday Nights! 

Mission Statement

The Baltimore Educational Initiative for Teens of Reform Judaism strives to provide a quality, collaborative, supplementary, Reform Jewish educational and social experience. This school empowers 8-12 graders to strengthen their Jewish identity and enhance their participation in the greater Baltimore Jewish community and beyond.

BEIT-RJ is the post B'nai Mitzvah educational program for the Reform Jewish community in Baltimore. BEIT-RJ is a program of the Baltimore Area Reform Jewish Educational Corporation (BARJE-CO), a partnership of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Har Sinai Congregation, and Temple Oheb Shalom. BEIT-RJ is a supplementary high school program where young Reform Jewish adults can learn and socialize with other Reform teens. Our primary focus is Jewish study, community, and identity building. Our staff is comprised of the finest youth educators in Baltimore including clergy and youth directors from each of the Reform congregations.

BEIT-RJ meets on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM. An optional dinner is available at 6:00 PM. 1st Period takes place from 6:30 PM-7:20 PM and 2nd Period takes place between 7:40pm-8:30pm.  A 20-minute break occurs between classes to allow for social interaction amongst students.  First semester will be held at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and second semester will be held at Har Sinai Congregation.

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