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Beit Midrash (Religious School)

Welcome to Beit Midrash!

Beit Midrash literally means “house of learning” and is the name of the youth education program here at Beit Am. At Beit Midrash, we strive to provide a source of Jewish identity and Jewish cultural literacy to the children within our membership. Our school-wide curriculum includes: Torah, ritual practice (avodah), Jewish values (derekh eretz), and Jewish history.

Beit Midrash meets Sunday mornings from mid-September to mid-May* and classes are for students in preschool through 7th Grade with small-group Hebrew classes beginning in grade 3. 

*This year, our congregational school will begin October 17 and run into mid-June. We chose to push out the first day of class until after we have a chance to assess the impact of school district openings on the spread of the virus.

Family Engagement

We encourage families to stay and see what children are learning! Current opportunities for family engagement include: joining us during morning Tefillah and closing circle, participating in Mitzvah mornings, and signing up to volunteer.

More opportunities for family engagement will be announced as they become available. As of mid-September, we are canceling all family gatherings inside the Beit Am building except for Tefillah and Closing Circle.


All students at Beit Midrash this year are expected to wear a mask at all times while engaging in Beit Midrash activities, whether inside or outside the Beit Am building. 

All teachers and volunteers must be fully vaccinated.

Snack breaks will be staggered by class and take place outside on the Beit Am deck under the supervision of the classroom teacher and/or volunteers. Masks must be replaced when snack is over.

Handwashing, spacing, maximum outdoor learning opportunities, and shortened snack breaks are all part of our policies to help reduce the spread of the virus at Beit Midrash.


Registration is open for enrollment the 5782 (2021-22) school year! Please complete your registration by September 19th, and payment to the office or online by October 17th. (For late registration, please contact me directly at to see if we have space).

Students must be members of Beit Am to enroll in Beit Midrash, however, families may choose to visit for 1-2 classes before enrolling. 

Payment can be made by check or on the Beit Midrash registration webpage using the "Donate" button. This is not a donation and will be applied to tuition; we just can't change what the button says.

The registration form can be submitted online this year and can be found under "Registration" on the Beit Midrash drop-down menu. You may print it out if you prefer and return the form either by mailing to Beit Am, 4318 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330, handing to our office administrator during office hours, or you may put the forms under the office door if the office is closed and you have building access.

Financial considerations should never be a barrier to participation in Beit Midrash education. If you need a tuition reduction or waiver, please contact the Beit Am Treasurer, Ken Krane, at

For any additional questions, please contact Beit Midrash Director Ellie Larison at or 541-250-9281, or you can contact our office administrator by email at or by phone at 541-753-0067.

Parents/Guardians, the Beit Midrash class schedule appears on the Beit Am online calendar for members only. Please login to view or contact the Web Maven at if you need login credentials. 


Contact us by sending e-mail to The Beit Am Web Maven
To contact our office, send email to The Beit Am Office
To contact our Rabbi, send email to The Beit Am Rabbi
To contact the newsletter editor, send email to The Beit Am Newsletter Editor
Questions about the New Building? Email us.

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