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Machon Micah: A Place of Learning

For students grades PreK – 12

Machon Micah students engage in a lively curriculum which covers Jewish holidays and traditions, Torah stories, Israel, Jewish values and various aspects of social justice. We also have activities involving music, Israeli folk dance, and Jewish-themed yoga and art.

For additional information regarding programming for students in grades 8-12, please see our Teens page.

Enrollment Requirements

Temple Micah membership is required for enrollment in Machon Micah. For more information about joining Micah, please contact

Machon Micah 5784 (2023-2024): Registration is now closed.

For more information about joining next year, all prospective members with school-aged children should schedule an introductory meeting with a rabbi prior to contacting the Machon Micah team. After speaking with a rabbi and determining that Temple Micah is a good fit for your family, please contact Director of Education Sharon Tash to set up an appointment to talk about Machon Micah for your family.

Members: To access Machon Micah information, please login to your ShulCloud account. (Note: if you are having trouble accessing your ShulCloud account, please contact

To view the most up-to-date class schedule, please see our Calendar.

Questions? Contact Sharon Tash, Director of Education.

5784 At-A-Glance

Our Machon Micah team is excited for our year of in-person learning opportunities and All-Community Programs. Please refer to the chart below for an “at-a-glance” view of our plans. Checkmarks indicate mandatory programming for each grade.

Machon Micah 5784 At A Glance

What’s New for 5784?

5784 promises to be an exciting year at Machon Micah. In addition to existing programming, we are making some changes and additions this year:

  • Pre-K Family Playgroup will meet each week (weather permitting) when Machon is in session. Families will join the community for Boker Tov and then proceed together to the Guy Mason Recreation Center. Parent attendance is required at this program. Families will rotate bringing snacks and drinks.
  • 5th and 6th Grade Monthly Shabbat will continue and there will be a special trip to The Adventure Park Ropes Course in Sandy Spring, Maryland.
  • 8th Graders registered for our high school program will travel together to New York City, New York.

About Our Curriculum:

Students in grades 3-7 learn Hebrew decoding and prayer-based Hebrew during their weekly “E-vrit” small group virtual tutoring sessions. Hebrew skills are reinforced during in-person classes and programs such as Boker Tov and Erev Tov which take place during Machon.

All 2nd-4th grade students are members of the Youth Choir, which rehearses Sunday mornings during Machon Micah. The Youth Choir performs at select Friday evening services and holidays.

5th and 6th Grade families will have opportunities about once a month on Shabbat Morning to learn Torah, interact with Temple Micah rabbis and teachers in our Shabbat class. In anticipation of b’nai mitzvah, Machon Micah 6th graders learn Torah trope on Tuesday afternoons.

Terms We Use at Machon Micah

Boker Tov: Led by Rabbi Beraha and Machon Staff, Boker Tov is a lively morning program filled with learning and song. Parents join their children on Sunday morning at the start of class for the first thirty minutes at Temple Micah.

E-vrit: One-on-one online Hebrew tutoring for students in grades 3-7. Each student meets with a tutor for 30 minutes per week. E-vrit tutoring includes Hebrew instruction and lessons around Shabbat, holidays, and Torah stories. Fun fact: E-vrit is a pun on the Hebrew word for the Hebrew language, ivrit.

Machon: A place of learning.

R2B: Reason to BeTeen learning for students in grades 8-12. R2B meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

E-vrit FAQs

Q. How will we be able to schedule E-vrit tutoring sessions?

After your child/ren register for Machon Micah, we will send out a scheduling form towards the end of the summer. E-vrit tutoring takes place Mondays-Thursdays between 4 pm and 7 pm. On Tuesdays, only 3rd and 4th graders participate in tutoring. 7th grade students are NOT scheduled on Thursdays to avoid conflict with B’nai Mitzvah tutoring. Once you receive your tutoring time, please treat your assigned time as a “class time” and make every effort to be available for your weekly tutoring slot. Sessions last 30 minutes and our tutors have back to back students so we ask that you are punctual.

Q. My child needs to miss 3 weeks because their sports practice has announced a new practice time. Can I switch sessions?

Machon Micah does not have the capacity to move or to reschedule tutoring sessions. We will keep your tutoring slot for your child so when their sport session ends, their time will still be available.  Please do not ask your tutor to move your assigned session time. Our tutors are heavily booked and have other work and school obligations and we have contracted with them to work with your child at their assigned tutoring time. Our tutors will always send you an email letting you know what was covered so your child will be able to keep up with the homework assignments.

Q. I know that my child will not make it to their tutoring sessions this week. How should I inform Machon Micah? 

Please email your tutor directly and cc both Alison ( and Sharon ( so that the tutor does not wait on the link. We understand that things come up and you might not be able to attend every session, but it is helpful for our tutors to know in advance if your child will not attend on a given day.


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