Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope
Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope

Y'ladim BaTeva

Ma'yan Tikvah's Outdoor Jewish Learning for Kids

Y'ladim BaTeva

is an alternative Jewish education program

with a significant outdoor component

leading to a coming of age ceremony

or bar/bat mitzvah.


For the 2021-2022 year we expect to have three classes for children in grades 1-7.


 Click here to reach Rabbi Katy and get your questions answered.

Y'ladim BaTeva focuses on: 

  • Jewish values, such as caring for animals, honoring the elderly, caring for ourselves, our families, and our communities, and the Earth, and more;

  • Jewish values embedded in holidays;

  • basic observance of holidays;

  • some Hebrew, for reciting blessings for holidays and eating, and some key words;

  • Bible stories with an emphasis on Jewish values;

  • basic prayers for Shabbat; and

  • an optional and additional individual-paced Hebrew decoding and understanding program.

Y'ladim BaTeva time committment:


  • One Sunday morning per month for 3 hours, at an outdoor Metrowest location;

  • Two 1/2 hour weekday online Zoom classes per month for grades 3+;
  • One 1/2 hour weekday online Zoom program per month for grades 1-2 
  • One outdoor family holiday or other program per month, at various times, but often on Sunday mornings.


Suggestions are provided for family or student activities at home between classes, including craft projects, suggestions for discussion, and ideas for family field trips.

SCHOOL FEE: $650 for the first child and $600 for each additional child. 


HEBREW FEES The Hebrew decoding and prayer program is optional and additional. It meets 3-4 times per month online in groups of 1-3 for grades 3-7 only. There is an additional fee. Contact Rabbi Katy for more information.


MEMBERSHIP: Families must be members of Ma'yan Tikvah. First-time families are invited to become members for a donation of just $36. Returning families are asked to make a donation to support the congregation and the school. Learn more about membership here.


Payment can be made by sending a check to Ma'yan Tikvah, c/o Steve Garone, 179 Lakeshore Drive, Wayland, MA 01778


For questions or to learn more, contact Rabbi Katy at rabbi @

Upcoming Outdoor Services & Other Events


Entering into Shabbat guided meditiations begin at 6:00 PM.


Shabbat Morning Walks start at 10:30 AM.


RSVP for dates, locations and Zoom links. 




Where to Find Us


Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope

Wayland, MA 




Affiliated with the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts






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