Open House for Prospective
Watch for an upcoming date in late summer or contact Rabbi Katy.
Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area and Peace Lutheran
107 Concord Road, Wayland
We'll meet in the back of the parking lot.
For children and adults
We'll take a short walk through the woods and by the pond and you'll get a taste of Ma'yan Tikvah and Y'ladim BaTeva, the outdoor Jewish learning program for chidren. We'll then go indoors for hot tea, hot chocolate, and more conversation, and we'll end with Havdalah, the ceremony that ends Shabbat. Dress for the weather and bring your family and your friends. Please RSVP here.
In the fall of 2018, Ma'yan Tikvah opened an alternative Jewish education program for elementary school age children with a significant outdoor component.
Space is still available.
Registration for fall 2019 coming soon.
and get your questions answered.
Y'ladim BaTeva currently has two classes:
Key Features of the
Outdoor Jewish Education for Children Program
The curriculum 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 that inform Jewish values;
basic prayers for Shabbat; and
an optional and additional program individual-paced Hebrew decoding and understanding, using an online program
One family holiday or Shabbat program per month, which may be 1) a Shabbat dinner hosted by one of the families, 2) a morning outdoor service, 3) a Saturday afternoon or early evening family program that is partially outside and partially inside, or 4) a Sunday holiday program.
Materials are provided for family or student activities to be done at home between classes, which may include 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 some letters and words written in Hebrew.
The more traditional Hebrew decoding and prayer program will be optional and additional. It will meet 3-4 times per month as an online video class in groups of 1-3 for grades 2-4 only.
If you have questions or would like to learn more, please be in touch with Rabbi Katy at rabbi @ mayantikvah.org
Suggested donation amounts for
(more if you can, less if you can't)
Y'ladim BaTeva 2018-2019 Schedule
Blue - Sunday mornings, Y’ladim BaTeva - kids’ school day, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Red – Combined May'an Tikvah program and Family Program for Y'ladim BaTeva
Purple - Family program for Y'ladim BaTeva
Green - Holiday program or service with Children's program
Turquoise - Metrowest Community-wide event with children's program
Black - Additional special programs or services
Monday, September 10, Rosh HaShanah morning
Monday, September 10, Rosh HaShanah dinner
Sunday morning, September 16, Y'ladim BaTeva
Tuesday, September 18, Kol Nidre
Wednesday, September 19, Yom Kippur morning
Wednesday, September 19, Closing service and break-fast
Sunday September 23, Sukkah-decorating and Dinner, Erev Sukkot
Saturday, September 29, Shabbat service and kiddush in the Sukkah
Sunday evening, October 7, Movie and discussion
Sunday morning, October 14, Y'ladim BaTeva
Saturday, October 20, Raindate, October 27, Cranberry Shabbat
Sunday morning, November 4, Y'ladim BaTeva
Sunday afternoon, November 4, Vilna Shul
Friday evening, November 16, Shabbat Dinner
Sunday, December 9, (candle 8) Hanukkah party
Sunday morning, December 16 (with indoor location), Y'ladim BaTeva
Friday evening, January 4, Shabbat dinner
Sunday morning, January 13 (with indoor location), Y'ladim BaTeva
Sunday evening, January 20, Tu BiShvat, Tentatively 5:00-7:00 PM
Sunday morning, February 10 (with indoor location), Y'ladim BaTeva
Friday evening, February 15, Shabbat dinner
Saturday, February 23, Havdalah and dinner
Sunday morning, March 10 (with backup indoor location), Y'ladim BaTeva
Sunday afternoon, March 17, Purim party
Sunday evening, March 31, Movie and discussion
Sunday morning, April 7, Y'ladim BaTeva
Friday evening, April 19, First night Seder
Sunday morning, May 5, Y'ladim BaTeva
Saturday afternoon, May 11, Shabbat afternoon family hike and lunch/dinner
Sunday morning, June 2 - Service project, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday evening, June 8, Shavuot
Upcoming Outdoor Services & Other Events
Rail Trail & Woods Shabbat
Saturday, June 29
Mass Central Rail Trail, Wayland
Shabbat by the River Saturday, July 13
Carol Getchell Nature Trail, Framingham
Saturday, July 20
Round Hill, Sudbury
Shabbat with the Beavers
Saturday, July 27
Pod Meadow, Wayland
Summer Garden Shabbat Saturday, August 3 (Raindate, August 10) Private Garden, Natick
(a members-only event)
Glacial Tour Shabbat Saturday, August 10
Grey Reservation, Sudbury
Wildlife Refuge Shabbat
Saturday, August 17
Great Meadows National
Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury
Where to Find Us
Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope
237 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 1 508.358.5996