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Grades K-7

“When you teach your children, you teach your children’s children.”

~ adapted from the Talmud

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Nurture the joy of Jewish living.

Children and families design their own meaningful pathway to engage with Jewish values and culture.

Upcoming Events

Sun 05

Boston Community Pediatrics Coat Drive

Monday, November 8 - Friday, December 10
Sun 05

Community Chanukah Candle Lighting (Hybrid)

Sunday, December 5 | 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-5
Jan 24

4th Grade Introduction to B’Mitzvah

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Feb 28

6th Grade B’Mitzvah Family Program: Embracing Our Torah

Monday, February 28, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4

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BaDerech:
On Our Jewish Path

BaDerech, meaning on our path, will engage students in grades K–5 in learning about the Jewish calendar year through specific chugim, modalities. Students will choose modalities, including visual arts, STEM, performing arts, book club, and virtual cooking. The program will include weekly two-hour-long sessions. In addition to the in-person sessions, we offer only a few virtual modality sessions. As we leave the hard times of the pandemic, though, we encourage families to sign up for the in-person sessions.

BaBayit will also be offered next year. BaBayit supplements and deepens the BaDerech program and is designed to empower families to celebrate Shabbat and holidays experientially both in the home and in the community. 

 

Contact
Dr. Judy Avnery

B’Yachad Grades 6-7

B’Yachad (together), TBE’s 6th and 7th grade learning program, is an interactive, multidisciplinary, engaging program that includes elements of both formal and informal learning. Our B’Yachad curriculum includes opportunities for creative expression both in the classroom and in the process of becoming B’Mitzvah. B’Yachad engages students and their families in the process of study, mitzvot (sacred obligations), worship, ma’asim tovim (good acts), and celebration in order to inspire their continued engagement in lifelong Jewish learning and living.

Our Shul-in is also an integral part of our curriculum. The informal setting provides opportunities to build community within B’Yachad through experiential learning which strengthens and develops the bonds between peers and faculty. B’Yachad is all about building community, creating a foundation for Jewish adulthood, and having lots of fun! 

Learn about b’mitzvah at TBE
View Ma’asim Tovim opportunities for 2021-22

Contact
Dr. Judy Avnery

BaBayit:
The Jewish Time Experience

BaBayit, meaning in the home, will inspire families with younger children up to 3rd grade to take a deep dive into bringing Shabbat and the Jewish holidays into their homes while connecting deeply with other families and individuals. The program will be staffed by TBE’s clergy and full-time learning team and will be linked to our community holiday celebrations. BaBayit will include Shabbat and holiday gatherings, home observance, family activities, and dinner discussions. 

Learn more

Contact
Hannah Kearney

Reach Out

Alison Kur, Executive Director, Jewish Living and Learning

Hannah Richman Kearney, Director, BaBayit & Havayah

Dr. Judy Avnery, Interim Director, 4-7 Learning Programs

Josh Rosenberg, Director of Young Family Learning & Engagement

Ali Klein, Administrative & Communications Specialist for Youth Learning Programs

No’ar Committee Co-Chairs
Maya Florence, Eric Hochberg

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Grades K–3

Students in grades K-3 will attend BaDerech learning on Sunday morning for a two hour session in person. During the first hour, students will engage in learning about Jewish holidays and rituals, based in Torah text.

In addition, they will participate in music, as well as Hebrew Through Movement, during which students will learn simple Hebrew vocabulary by responding through action to words instructing them to sit, walk, etc. For the second hour, students will choose an elective from a variety of options, including visual arts, STEM, performing arts, and book club. 

Contact
Josh Rosenberg

Grades 4–5

Students in grades 4–5 participating in BaDerech will sign up for modalities designed to challenge students in meaningful and exciting ways that meet their developmental stages and learning styles. Students can choose between visual arts, STEM, performing arts, book club, and virtual cooking. In addition to the modalities, students will attend weekly T’filah lead by clergy. 

Hebrew
All students in grades 4–5 participating in BaDerech are required to enroll in our B’Mitzvah Hebrew program. Our Hebrew program prepares each student to be comfortable with key components of prayer services and empowers them to lead the congregation in prayer when they become B’Mitzvah. The program has two elements: small group learning and individual learning sessions with their teachers.

Contact
Dr. Judy Avnery

Day School

TBE and local Jewish day schools share the belief that relationships and community are central to living a joyful, fulfilling Jewish life. Day School studentes in 6th and 7th grade are required to join B’Yachad. School and synagogue are extensions of each other.

The Rashi School

MetroWest Jewish Day School (MWJDS)

Gann Academy

Contact
Rabbi Rachel Saphire

Upcoming Events

Sun 05

Boston Community Pediatrics Coat Drive

Monday, November 8 - Friday, December 10
Sun 05

Community Chanukah Candle Lighting (Hybrid)

Sunday, December 5 | 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-5
Jan 24

4th Grade Introduction to B’Mitzvah

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Feb 28

6th Grade B’Mitzvah Family Program: Embracing Our Torah

Monday, February 28, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4

View more

Parent Involvement

Would you like to play an active role in shaping the family experience at Temple Beth Elohim? If so, the No’ar (Youth) Committee might be for you. The No’ar Committee focused on the needs of families with children in grades K-7.

As a member of the No’ar Committee, you will partner with Dr. Judy Avnery and a dedicated group of parents to develop programming to strengthen the TBE family community.

Contact
Dr. Judy Avnery

B’Mitzvah

Becoming B’Mitzvah at TBE

During the sixth and seventh grades, our curriculum focuses on Hebrew study, tikkun olam (repairing the world), Jewish texts (Torah and Prophets), Jewish history, and creating positive social and emotional connections through a Jewish lens. In addition, we support families on their b’mitzvah journeys, which includes family programs with our staff and clergy, group and individual tutoring, and clergy meetings. We look forward helping you prepare for and celebrate this milestone!

Registration

Registration is open for the 5782/2021–2022 school year! Read a message for K–5 families and 6–7 families from our educators introducing our programs and explaining registration instructions. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Ali Klein, Administrative and Communications Specialist, K–12 Learning Programs.

In order to access registration, you will be asked to log in through our member portal. Your username is your email address. If you have forgotten your password or you have not previously set up your account, please click “forgot password” and you will be able to set up your account. Your account is linked to the email address we have for you in our database. If you are not able to log into the portal and you have recently changed your email, please try your previous email address.

When you login to the form, information on both parent & child will be pre-filled. Please do not alter this information or the registration will not come through correctly. Please note that your account needs to be up to date to be able to register.

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