L'mala and L'mata (Grades 3 - 6)

In grades 3-6, we offer two complementary learning blocks which are called L’mala (upstairs) and L’mata (downstairs).

L’mala is the classroom-based learning block during which students work on Hebrew reading and concepts, Shabbat liturgy, Torah, Holidays, Israel and Jewish history.

L’mata is the experiential learning block during which students in grades 3-6 have a weekly musical tefillah (prayer) session, large-scale programming, Jewish values lessons, and various interactive electives.

The combination of classroom learning and experiential opportunities allows children to experience Judaism in different ways and to find a path to which they can connect.  Our program received recognition from the Washington DC edition of the Slingshot Guide.


Erev Machane – Two immersive camp-style experiences that are designed to strengthen the connection between the curriculum, the Machane TBA staff, student peers, and the Temple Beth Ami community.

Shabbat Family Experiences – Machane TBA is pleased to offer our “Family Shabbat Experiences” for students in grades Pre-K-6. Once per year, grade-level families are invited to celebrate Shabbat at the Temple together with our faculty and clergy.    These special events will be shared on the Month at a Glance and are posted on the Machane calendar.

Learn about Jewish camping, social groups and Israel experiences.