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WELCOME TO KAYITZ BABAYIT!

We are excited to launch Kayitz BaBayit (Summer at Home), a FREE eight-week virtual summer experience designed to provide engagement, connection and fun resources for the entire Temple Beth Ami community.   Kayitz BaBayit, designed for campers ages 2 through 5th grade, includes weekly-themed activity pages, Water-ice Wednesday zoom gatherings, and live Shabbat Shira (Music) and Story led by our clergy. 

Weekly emails from Kayitz BaBayit with all necessary links for participation will be sent to every Machane TBA, Kayitz and TBANS family on Sunday mornings.

Additional Kayitz opportunities include FREE virtual Hebrew Enrichment for incoming 2nd through 7th graders, Teen Tuesdays for incoming 8th through 12th graders and the Counselor Connection list of individuals who are connected to our TBA community and are interested in caring for children.  

Looking forward to an awesome kayitz (summer) with Kayitz BaBayit!

SPEND EACH WEEK EXPLORING THE FOLLOWING THEMES:

June 21-26

June 28-July 3

July 5-10

July 12-17

week 5 science

July 19-24

week 6

July 26-31

Kayitz BaBayit

Aug 2-7

week 8

Aug 9-14

Each Sunday, we will share a webpage with themed activities to fill your family’s week.  Click the images above to access each page as they become available.    Pages will include:

Omanut (Art)
Tikkun Olam (Repairing the world)
Teva (Nature)
Mischak (Games)
L’zooz (Movement)
Sipoor (Story)

Beshol (Cooking)


Weekly virtual gatherings on Wednesdays by age group to bring kids together with staff for games, conversations and chatif (snack).    Grab an icy treat and join us on Zoom:

  • jrKayitz (incoming 3’s and 4’s)  12:00-12:20PM
  • Kayitz (incoming K-1st graders)  12:30-1:00PM
  • Kayitz (incoming 2nd-5th graders)  1:15-2:00PM

Join us on Fridays at 10:30 AM through Facebook LIVE for a ruach-filled Kayitz-style Shabbat celebration! Cantor Eschler will lead us in our famous all-camp Shabbat Shira, and Rabbi Weiss will read us a Shabbat story having to do with the weekly theme!

Be sure to like Temple Beth Ami and TBANS, and “friend” Machane TBA on Facebook so you can view this program and other great programs each week.

ADDITIONAL KAYITZ BABAYIT PROGRAM OPTIONS

 
Looking for help with your kids this summer?  We are compiling a list of individuals who are connected to our TBA community and are interested in caring for children.  
 
The list will be updated each week and shared with all families in the weekly Kayitz BaBayit email, during the Kayitz BaBayit program weeks.   You can also request a copy from Lori Fein.
 
Are you interested in caring for the children of Temple Beth Ami families this summer?  To be added to the list, please complete this survey.


Entering grades 2 & 3

A FREE 8-week virtual Hebrew enrichment program divided by age group designed to build kehillah (community) and Hebrew skills.  Students will learn letter/vowel recognition and simple decoding. 

Tuesdays from 10:30-11:00 AM. Program Dates: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11.  Participants are encouraged to attend all 8 weeks.

Registration required  


Entering grades 4-7

A FREE 8-week virtual Hebrew enrichment program divided by age group designed to build kehillah (community) and Hebrew skills. 

Program Dates: Tuesdays, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11.  Participants are encouraged to attend all 8 weeks.  

Registration required

  • Secondary Hebrew:
    – Students entering grades 4 & 5
    – Letter and vowel confirmation and decoding with fluency
    – Tuesdays from 10:30-11:15 AM
  • Prayer-based Hebrew:
    – Students entering grades 6 & 7
    – Prayer reading and meaning with fluency
    – Tuesdays 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

Virtual teen evening gatherings designed to cultivate Kehillah (community). Activities may include: Bedtime stories, social justice activities and Netflix parties.

Tuesday evenings; Times will vary. 

No registration required.

QUESTIONS?
Reach out to the Machane TBA/Kayitz Team:

Kim Roberts, Director of Education
Lori Fein, Supervisor of Primary, TBAHigh Informal Education & Kayitz Volunteers
Lisa Goodman, Supervisor of L’Mala, TBAjrHigh & Kayitz Programming
Elaine Prigal, Supervisor of L’Mata, TBAHigh Curriculum & Kayitz
Jen Smith, Machane TBA & Kayitz Office Manager
Lori Rosenstock, Website Coordinator