"If you truly wish your children to study Torah, study it yourself in their presence. They will follow your example. Otherwise, they will not themselves study Torah but will simply instruct their children to do so."
~ Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk
What The Mishpacha! Module Includes:
Virtual Family Meetings
Every other Sunday at 4pm, families (including students in grades K-12) will gather on Zoom for 40 minutes of family-focused learning with Rabbi Mo and Amy. We will sing songs, tell stories, and engage in family learning through a Jewish lens.
Havdalah Kehillah Gathering
Three times during each semester, we will all meet for an in-person gathering. We will spend our time outside, socially distanced, wearing masks, and comply with all recommended safety measures at the time of each community gathering.
6th Grade Meetings with Mo
Since 6th grade students are entering into a special phase of their Jewish journey, Rabbi Mo wants to spend some extra time talking specifically to them about what’s to come as they prepare to become a Bat or Bar Mitzvah. These meetings will be held in addition to family session gatherings and will occur periodically throughout each semester.
A La Carte Menu Options to Add to Your Educational Experience:
Virtual Student Judaic Studies
For 30 minutes on Sunday mornings, Mishpacha! Module students in grades K-7 will gather with their peers on The Traditional Track for a Zoom Judaics lesson. Students will be broken into grade-specific groups for these lessons. There is an additional cost per student for this add-on.
Virtual Student Hebrew Studies*
For 20 minutes once a week, students in grades K-7 will meet on Zoom for a Hebrew lesson. These lessons will occur either individually or in small groups of students. Individual tutors will be assigned to each student to deliver personalized education based on the student’s prior knowledge. There is an additional cost per student for this add-on.
*Please remember, if your student is in grades 3-7 and plans to participate in Temple Micah’s B’nai Mitzvah Program, you must be registered for a Hebrew program!
Virtual Adult Judaics Studies
Five times each semester, as a parent or team of parents, you may opt to join Rabbi Mo for 45 minutes of virtual education and conversation. There is an additional cost per household for this add-on.
Virtual Adult Hebrew Studies
This new offering allows parents to meet as a group with a Hebrew teacher every other week for an hour on Zoom. There is an additional cost per person for this add-on.
Chai School for Teens
It’s a tough time to be a teenager. School is weird; home is weird; life feels weird in general! And we all need a place to talk about it. Students in grades 8-12 are invited to join our new youth education program designed specifically around teens and the things they’re thinking about. We will meet every other week and alternate between a “Kvetch Sesh” and “Yalla Tzedek.” In the Kvetch Sesh, students can share the roses and thorns of their daily endeavors with their peers and Temple Micah Youth Director, Amy Krivel. In Yalla Tzezedek meetings, students will learn about and discuss racial justice and work towards completion of a social justice project of their choosing.
Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat
Since we have less opportunities to connect in person this year, we want to create more reasons to come together. Twice each month on Friday evenings, our entire educational community will gather on Zoom for a short program to welcome the Sabbath Bride together. We may share an Israeli dance, practice our Challah baking skills, or plan actions we can take to be more socially responsible and just in how we interact with our world. There is no additional cost associated with this program.
5781 VIRTUAL TUITION
The tuition for Mishpacha! is $600 per family to participate in the virtual family sessions every other Sunday for the 2020-2021 school year.
A la carte program pricing:
Student Judaic Studies: +$175/student (grades K-7)
Student Hebrew Studies: +$190/student (grades K-7)
Adult Judaics: +$200/household
Adult Hebrew: +$120/adult
Chai School: +$150 per teen (students in grades 8-12)
Alternative to Traditional Religious Education
The Mishpacha! Module serves as an alternative to Temple Micah’s traditional religious education programs. For those families who participate, please note, our Zoom family sessions will include family education without individual age-specific breakout sessions. All students and parents have the opportunity to register for Judaics separately, and we highly encourage you to add these Zoom sessions to your program!
If you intend for your student to participate in Temple Micah’s B’nai Mitzvah program, students in grades 3-7 must be registered for a Hebrew program. You can opt into Temple Micah’s Virtual Hebrew component or find your own tutor to work with!