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 (upstairs) is the classroom-based learning block during which students work on Hebrew reading and decoding, prayer literacy, Shabbat liturgy, Torah, holidays, Israel and history.

L’mata (downstairs) is the experiential learning block during which students in grades 3-6 have a weekly musical t’filah (prayer) session, large-scale interactive programming, Jewish values lessons, and various engaging 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 has received recognition from the Washington DC edition of the Slingshot Guide

Classes are held on Sundays from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
(Snack/break from 10:45-11:15 AM)

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Additional Programming

Kehillah Events – Monthly community-building programs held on a Sunday morning after Machane TBA from 12:30-2:00 or 2:30 PM.  

Overnight Retreat – An immersive camp-style experience that is designed to strengthen the connection between the curriculum, the Machane TBA staff, student peers, and the Temple Beth Ami community.   This retreat is held once each year at a camp in the area.

Camp Shabbat- Temple Beth Ami holds a “Camp Shabbat” service on the first Friday of each month.  Each month a different Machane TBA grade level is honored and plays a role in the service.

These events are listed on the Machane TBA Calendar.  Further information will be shared with parents by email.

Hebrew Tutoring

Machane TBA is happy to provide complimentary Hebrew support to 5th & 6th graders on Monday and Tuesday afternoons by Zoom. The tutor is one of our wonderful Machane TBA teachers.  Sign up required.

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