Primary

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.

Our Primary students receive special instruction in Jewish art, movement, and music. Students also participate in “Ask the Rabbi” sessions during which they engage in direct dialogue with our rabbis. In addition, students engage in large scale interactive programming such as a Passover Seder, a Jonah and the Whale reenactment, a Noah’s Ark Program and Tikkun Olam activities.

For each grade, Tzedakah will be collected in class each week and students will choose, as a class, where to donate the funds.

Chugim are weekly specialty classes such as Omanut (art), Shira (music), Yoga and Tefilah (prayer).