Contact Information

Beth Am Temple
P.O. Box 1200
60 East Madison Avenue
Pearl River, NY 10965

Phone: 845-735-5858

info@BethAmTemple.org

Summer Office Hours:

Monday - Friday:  

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

 

 

Community Resource Links

Beth Am Temple is a
member of the URJ


Rockland Jewish Federation
supports our Keshet program


 

 

 

 


Rockland JCC

Faculty

 Karen Herskowitz is the principal of Beth Am Temple Religious School and is also teaching the 3rd grade class.   Mrs. Herskowitz lives in West Nyack, NY with her two children, Jacob and Sara, and her husband Michael.

She has taught Sunday school at Beth Am Temple for more than 17 years, and has been teaching in the Clarkstown School District for 25 years.  Mrs. Herskowitz is looking forward to bringing her years of experience and uplifting positivity to another wonderfully rewarding school year at Beth Am Temple.

Welcome Principal Karen!

 

 

 

 

Ruth Pernick has taught virtually every grade at Beth Am Temple over the past 32 years. This year, she is teaching fifth and sixth grade Hebrew. 

Ruth is married to Rabbi Daniel Pernick and is the mother of four wonderful children, Sarah, 32, Ben, 31, Joshua, 29 and David, 26.

Sarah married Joel Dinin and is the mother of Meira and Mikey. They are about to move to Milwaukee, where Joel will have his own Modern Orthodox synagogue.

Ben is a music therapist at a Riverdale nursing home and Josh is entering his final year of Rabbinical studies at Chovevei Torah in Riverdale.

David is an academic tutor in the Los Angeles area.

Welcome Rebbitzin Ruth!

 

 Anita Kopf (“Morah Anita”) lives in Pearl River, NY. She has three children, and her five grandchildren who enjoyed attending Beth Am Temple Religious School. Mrs. Kopf has taught every grade 2nd through 7th at Beth Am Temple. Her goal and passion is to bring meaning and happiness to the children through Jewish studies, to help them become confident Hebrew prayer readers, and to help them enjoy their Jewish lives. With her many years of Jewish teaching experience and public school background, Mrs. Kopf teaches as well as tutors students at Beth Am Temple in the various levels of their Jewish studies.

Welcome Teacher Anita!

 

Anita Kopf (“Morah Anita”) lives in Pearl River, NY with her husband Sheldon. She has three children, and her five grandchildren enjoyed attending Beth Am Temple Religious School. Anita has taught every grade from second grade through tenth grade at Beth Am Temple. This year, Anita is teaching sixth and seventh grade Hebrew. Her goal and passion is to bring meaning and happiness to the children through Jewish studies, to help them enjoy their Jewish lives. With her public school background of many years, Anita tutors bar mitzvah students at Beth Am Temple and also teaches and tutors at Temple Beth Sholom in Park Ridge, NJ.