Guided by our caring and creative teachers and clergy, our youngest students (PreK-Gr. 2) at Machane TBA experience a broad introduction to Judaism. They explore Jewish holidays, Hebrew, bible stories, synagogue rituals, tefillah (prayer) and Jewish values such as tzedakah (charitable giving) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
By the end of Bet (Gr. 2) many students in our program are successfully able to decode basic one and two-syllable Hebrew words, are familiar with holiday observances and able to participate in important Jewish rituals.
Primary students engage in Chugim, which are weekly specialty activities, such as Omanut (Jewish art), Shira (music), Yoga and T’filah (prayer). Students have the opportunity to engage with our Rabbis when they join classes for story time or Ask the Rabbi sessions. In addition, students engage in large scale interactive programs such as a Passover Seder, Jonah and the Whale reenactment, Noah’s Arkade Program, Jacob & Esau Sibling Rivalry Relay, and a variety Tikkun Olam activities.