Temple Beth Ami strives to integrate inclusion into every aspect of our community. Jewish continuity is dependent upon enabling and empowering every Jewish individual to become actively involved in all aspects of Temple life. We are committed to making our synagogue, services and schools accessible to the everyone who wishes to particiapte. Inclusion is not only about training and accommodations, it is about attitude and commitment. If, at any time, you have a situation that requires accommodation, please contact our Executive Director,Janice Rosenblattand we will make every effort to assist you.
When you visit Temple Beth Ami, please enter through the main entrance. Becasue of enhanced security, all exterior doors are locked. As ypi approach the building, there is a buzzer to the right side of the doors. Press the button; a member of the staff will answer, ask you to identify yourself, and buzz you in. The system is also light activated; push the button, watch for the light, identify yourself and, as soon as you see the light flash on the door, pull the door open. Because it is not possible to keep a wheel chair accessible door locked, it had to be disabled. If you require assistance entering the building, please tell us when you identify yourself and we will be happy to come to the door to meet you.
If you experience a problem with any of the equipment, please notifyJanice Rosenblatt or the person at the door, so that we can fix it.
Our services in the main sanctuary are both broadcast through the phone system (301-309-3834) and video streamed through the website.
Both Machane TBA (our religious school) and TBANS (our nursery school) are fully accessible to individuals with disbilities and welcome all students. Please refer to the sections on the website.
Every child will have the experience of celebrating becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in the Temple. We will work with each family to individualize the tutoring process and sevice content, responding to what resonates with their child as learners and inspires them as Jews.
Sign Interpreted Events
Shabbat morning and evening services are sign-interpreted usually once a month. Select High Holy Days services are interpreted.
Please contact the office to see which service(s) will be sign-interpreted. Members of Temple Beth Ami may request interpreters for meetings, family education workshops, Temple wide events, and Shabbat morning and evening services. Bar and Bat Mitzvah families may also request interpreting services for their guests with hearing needs.
To ensure that an interpreter can be made available, three weeks notice is requested. To request a sign language, oral or a cued speech interpreter, contact Susan Neumann. She needs the following information:
Access to the Bimah:
Wheelchairs and Walkers:
Key word: Disability