“May your heart be filled with intuition and your words be filled with insight. May your eyes shine with the light of holy words and your face reflect the brightness of the heavens. May your lips speak wisdom and your fulfillment be in righteousness even as you ever yearn to hear the words of the Holy Ancient One of Old.”
~ Talmud, Berachot 17a
WHAT THE TRADITIONAL TRACK INCLUDES:
Morning Virtual Check-In
Sunday mornings, all students in grades K-7 (family members are also welcome!) will meet with Rabbi Mo and Amy on a 10:00am Zoom call for a weekly check-in, story, and song.
Virtual Student Judaic Studies
For 30 minutes on Sunday mornings, students in grades K-7 will gather with their peers on Zoom for a Judaics lesson. Students will be broken into grade-specific groups for these lessons.
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.
6th Grade Rabbi Time
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 Family Sessions
Every other Sunday, families with students in grades K-7 on The Traditional Track will join those in The Mishpacha! Module (siblings welcome from grades K-12) 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. Families with students on The Traditional Track can choose to opt into this program for an additional cost per household.
Virtual Adult Judaic Studies
Five times each semester, you can opt as a parent or team of parents 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 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.
Virtual Havdalah Kehillah Gathering
Three times during each semester, families are invited to 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. There is no additional cost associated with this program.
5781 VIRTUAL TUITION
The tuition for The Traditional Track is $495 per student in grades K-7 for the 2020-2021 school year.
A la carte program pricing:
Family Time: +$300/family
Adult Judaics: +$200/household
Adult Hebrew: +$120/adult
Chai School: +$150 per teen (students in grades 8-12)
Open to all
Although your family does not have to be a member, we highly encourage you to be active participants in the Micah community. Our educational programs are successful through the interactions of community members, both on Sunday morning and during all Micah activities throughout the year.