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

Y'ladim BaTeva

Outdoor Jewish Learning for Kids

Opening Fall 2018

This spring, Ma'yan Tikvah is piloting an alternative Jewish education program for elementary school age children with a significant outdoor component.


The school will open officially in the fall of 2018.


Key Features of the

Jewish Outdoor Adventure School


The curriculum will focus 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 that inform Jewish values;

  • basic prayers for Shabbat; and

  • an optional and additional program individual-paced Hebrew decoding and understanding, using an online program


Meeting times:


  • one Sunday a month, either morning or midday, for three hours, at an outdoor Metrowest location, with the option for being indoors part of the time in winter or bad weather;


  • two short weekday afternoon or early evening online video classes per month for reconnecting, singing, and reviewing;
  • one family Shabbat program per month, which may be 1) a Shabbat dinner hosted by one of the families, 2) a morning outdoor service, or 3) a Saturday afternoon or early evening family program that is partially outside and partially inside.


Materials will be provided for family or student activities to be done at home between classes, including suggestions for discussions at the Shabbat dinner table and ideas for family field trips.


During the regular classes, students will learn to say Hebrew words, and there will be review of letters and words written in Hebrew.


The more traditional Hebrew decoding and prayer program will be optional and additional.


Updates about scheduling and costs will be coming. 


If you are interested in learning more or registering your child, please be in touch with Rabbi Katy at

Upcoming Events 


Outdoor Services and Other Events


Sat., June 2 10:00 AM

Pine Brook Wayland


Sun. June 10 10:00 AM

Trail Work Day!

Greenways, Wayland


Fri., June 8

6:30 PM

Dinner &

Pride Celebration

Open Spirit Framingham


Sat., June 16 10:00 AM

And potluck Lunch!

Carol Getchell Nature Trail



Sat. June 30

10:00 AM

Trout Brook



Sat. June 30

10:00 AM

Hop Brook Cons. Area



Saturday, July 7, 10:00

Round Hill,

Sudbury, MA


Sat. July 14

10:00 AM

Ashland State Park

And potluck Lunch!


Sat., July 21

10:00 AM

Pod Meadow



Where to Find Us


Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope

237 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778

Phone: 1 508.358.5996




Blog: www.mayantikvah.

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