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 b'mitzvah.


For the 2022-23 year we expect to have classes for children in grades K-8.


 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 2.5 hours, at a Metrowest outdoor location;

  • Two 1/2 hour weekday online Zoom classes per month for grades 2+;
  • One outdoor family holiday or other program per month, generally on Sunday morning, but occassionally at a different time.
  • One Shabbat program per month, which may be a Shabbat morning service, a Friday evening full moon walk, Shabbat or havdalah dinners in members homes, or other another program.


SCHOOL FEE: $900 for the first child, $850 for the second child, and $800 for the third child or kindergarten. 


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 of $500 for Hebrew classes. 


MEMBERSHIP: Families must be members of Ma'yan Tikvah. First-time families are invited to become members for a suggested donation of $360. The suggested donation for returning families is $650. 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


If the cost is an issue, please contact Rabbi Katy at We want this program to be accessible to everyone.


For questions or to learn more, contact Rabbi Katy at or Steve at

Upcoming Outdoor Services & Other Events


As a Falling Leaf: Letting Go and Slowing Down, selected Friday evenings at 6:00 PM.


Shabbat Morning Walks, selected Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM.


RSVP for 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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