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Machane TBA B'Yachad In-Person Options
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Machane TBA B’Yachad has expanded to include in-person optional programming for Machane TBA students and families, designed to complement and supplement weekly class instruction.
 
In-person options are included as part of the Machane TBA program. There are no additional fees. For health and safety, space is limited, and families are required to sign up in order to reserve a spot. More time slots and dates may be added as needed.
 
For the health and safety of staff and participants and in order to follow Montgomery County guidelines, staff and participants must always maintain six feet of social distance and wear a mask. 
UPDATE – FEB 11, 2021:
With Spring in mind, we wanted to share the decision to remain online through the end of the year. We have been inspired by the vibrant community we have been able to create online and look forward to making sure we end this year with the same level of excitement and success we have felt throughout. 
 
We are excited to complement the success of our online learning with optional in-person opportunities which we will share as they become available and health metrics allow. 
 
As we focus on a strong end of the year, know that we are actively preparing for when we are back together in person, both for our 6 week specialty camp program this summer and for Machane TBA this fall.
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In person Hebrew support offered for students in small groups held weekly on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.   Program will be held outdoors. Recommended for grades 3-7, limited to 4 students per group. Multiple sessions offered on each day by grade level. 

April dates now added!

Wednesdays and Thursdays:
4:00-4:30 PM (3rd Grade)
4:45-5:15 PM (4th/5th Grade)
5:30-6:00 PM (6th/7th Grade)

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In-person family programming designed to facilitate positive Jewish family memories. Program themes include Simchat Torah, Havdalah, Hanukkah etc. Programming is held monthly on Saturday/Sunday afternoons. Program will be held outdoors.  If outdoors is not possible, participants will be notified if the program will be cancelled or moved indoors with same safety protocols.  Limited to 50 people per program.

  • Simchat Torah Program – Sunday, October 18  3:30-4:30 PM
    Make a  mezzuzah, create your own family prayer for inside and decorate Torah cookies. Culminates with our Clergy sharing a family Torah story.    
  • Havdalah Program – Saturday, November 7th 4:30-5:30 PM
    Make and decorate your own family Havdalah set with candle holder, spice box and Havdalah candle. Culminates with a Havdalah service together led by Clergy.
  • Cancelled: Hanukkah Program – Sunday, December 13th 3:30-4:30 PM
    Families will make a menorah, write and illustrate their own family Hanukkah story, participate in Hanukkah activities and listen to Hanukkah music and a story.

    NOTE:  Given further restrictions regarding gatherings, county and state recommendations, and the proximity to Thanksgiving, it is unfortunately necessary to cancel this in-person program.   

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In person informal student programming offered in small groups.  Program topics include Judaic Art, Games, Science, and Movement. Programming held monthly on Sunday afternoons.  Program will be held outdoors.  If outdoors is not possible, participants will be notified if the program will be cancelled or moved indoors with same safety protocols. Two 45-minute sessions are offered at each time slot, grouped by Primary (K-2) and Secondary (3-6). Limited to 6 students per program.   Parents are to drop their children off at the front door of the temple where a Machane TBA Staff member will be there to greet them.

  • Science – Sunday, November 22nd 1:15-2:00 PM and 2:30-3:15 PM
  • Art – Sunday, December 6th 1:15-2:00 PM and 2:30-3:15 PM 
    Note: Given further restrictions regarding gatherings, county and state recommendations, and the proximity to Thanksgiving, it is unfortunately necessary to cancel our December in-person programming.  If you have signed your child up for this program, you have been sent information about picking up an art kit so that they can complete this art project with us by Zoom!
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In person informal teen programming led by TBAHigh student council. Programs vary in themes including Social Action, Social, Religious and Cultural. Programs held monthly, limited to 6 students per session.  Program will be held outdoors.  If outdoors is not possible, participants will be notified if the program will be cancelled or moved indoors with same safety protocols. Parents are to drop their children off at the front door of the temple where a Machane TBA Staff member will be there to greet them.

  • Social Action – Sunday, November 22nd  3:45-4:45 PM
  • Art – Sunday, December 6th  3:45-4:45 PM
    Note: Given further restrictions regarding gatherings, county and state recommendations, and the proximity to Thanksgiving, it is unfortunately necessary to cancel our December in-person programming.  If you have signed your child up to participate in this program, you have been sent information about picking up an art kit so that they can complete the project with us on Zoom!

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