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.
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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;
Suggestions are provided for family or student activities at home between classes, including craft projects, suggestions for discussion, and ideas for family field trips.
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 @ mayantikvah.org
Upcoming Outdoor Services & Other Events
Shabbat Services start at 10:00 AM.
Occasional Friday evenings at various times.
Service locations are decided each week depending on weather and walking conditions. To find get this week's location, contact
Sunday, July 18
Tisha B'Av - A Time for Walking and Mourning Together
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