Machane JrHigh (Grade 7)


In anticipation of becoming full-fledged members of TBA High, Machane TBA JrHigh (7th grade) students attend class on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM with optional dinner in the Temple lobby from 6:00-6:30 PM. The 7th grade curriculum is designed around the topic of Jewish Identity. As our 7th grade students approach Bar/Bat Mitzvah, they explore what it means to be a Jewish adult in our community and in the world around them.  In classrooms and/or large group settings and with a variety of programs and speakers, the students learn about American Jewish life, history, the Holocaust and Israel. During the year, students have a field trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial museum. We also offer parent/child programming for 7th grade families. There is a strong emphasis on community and relationship building throughout the year with a goal of strengthening the students’ connections to one another, to Temple Beth Ami and to the greater Jewish community.


TBA JrHigh students have opportunities for special events, including an annual field trip to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and a much-awaited snow tubing trip held on a day in January when MCPS schools are closed.

Special Services

Special teen services are held on Rosh Hashana afternoon with lunch.   See High Holidays page for more information.

TBA JrHigh Faculty

Learn about Jewish camping, social groups and Israel experiences.