Chocolate Seder at Congregation Beth Adam

Our chocolate seder is one of our most fun days of the year!  What’s not fun about four glasses of chocolate milk, chocolate dipped strawberries, and chocolate frosting with marshmallows?  To learn more about how to make your own chocolate seder, click here. You’ll see in the photos that we also sang some great songs [Read more…]

Purim Carnival at Sunday School

Our Purim Carnival was a hit this year – as you can see in the photos below.  Check out the three generations of face painting!

Family Education at Congregation Beth Adam

Each year we choose a different theme for our Family Education days at Congregation Beth Adam.  In recent years we’ve learned about Israel, Jewish Calendar, Values, and other topics.  This year we talked about Religion and Science. We talked quite a bit about perspective, and the groups were given pages from the book Zoom or Re-Zoom to [Read more…]

Israeli Chaverim (Friends) visit Beth Adam Religious School

What better way to learn about Israel than to bring a taste of Israel to us?  The chaverim (friends) from Israel who are part of the Cincinnati community this year organized a great program for our Sunday School students. Check out the amazing map!


An important part of our curriculum involves not only talking about our values but also acting on them. To that end, we not only talk about community service but also engage in it! Our 6th and 7th graders spent a Friday evening in Pleasant Ridge volunteering for their Fall Festival. Check out the cool photos [Read more…]

Sukkot Celebration

We had a great morning in Religious School this week. All of our students had music in the sukkah (i.e. in our “garden” area) where they got to shake the lulav (branches) and etrog (citron). Our kindergarten class made their own sukkahs out of graham crackers, frosting, and fruit snacks!  Our 2nd and 3rd graders [Read more…]

4th and 5th Grade Wedding

Our 4th and 5th graders are learning all about the lifecycle this year.  One of their first topics was weddings, and what better way to learn about a wedding than to have one! Students decorated their own chuppah (wedding canopy) for the bride and groom.  Everyone had a part in the wedding: bride, groom, chuppah [Read more…]

Mad Science: Religion and Science at Sunday School

Our Religious School year is off to a great start!  We welcomed lots of new and returning students this past Sunday.  Students spent about 30 minutes in class doing some icebreakers and talking about the topics for the year. Then, we all came together for an assembly led by Dr. Vega from Mad Science.  She [Read more…]

Sunday School in the Sukkah

Sukkot is a fall harvest holiday.  While most of us aren’t farmers today, there are still messages of the holiday we can talk about and connect to. One of our favorite annual fall Sunday School activities involves going out to the sukkah (booth that we decorate with fall and nature symbols) and learning and signing.  [Read more…]