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Machon Micah 5783 (2022 – 2023)

Our Machon Micah team is excited for our year of in-person learning opportunities and All-Community Programs combined with all-new Evrit Hebrew instruction for grades 3-7. Please refer to the chart below for an “at-a-glance” view of our plans:

PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year is now CLOSED.

Temple Micah membership is required for enrollment in Machon Micah. For more information about joining Micah, contact Jeannelle D’Isa.

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.

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

Questions? Contact Sharon Tash, Director of Education.

Registration for Machon Micah is now CLOSED.

Members: To access Machon Micah information, please login to your ShulCloud account.

If you did not receive an invitation to join ShulCloud via email, please contact info@templemicah.org

About the Machon Micah Curriculum:

Machon Micah students in grades Pre-K-7 engage in a lively curriculum which covers Jewish holidays and traditions, Torah stories, Israel, Jewish values and various aspects of social justice. They also have activities involving music, Israeli folk dance, Jewish-themed yoga and art. Students in grades K-2 learn Hebrew letters and are introduced to rudimentary spoken Hebrew in the highly enjoyable “Ivrit b’Ivrit” virtual learning program. Students in grades 3-7 learn Hebrew decoding and prayer-based Hebrew during their weekly “E-vrit” small group virtual tutoring sessions (learn more about E-vrit in the “Frequently Asked Questions” tab on this page). 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! The Youth Choir performs at select Friday evening services and this year they will also perform at Shabbat Shira and Erev Purim. The Youth Choir rehearses Sunday mornings during Machon Micah. Scheduled performances are indicated on the 5783 Machon calendar.

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 brand-new Shabbat class and in anticipation of b’nai mitzvah, Machon Micah 6th graders learn Torah trope on Tuesday afternoons.

Click here for the 5783 Machon & E-vrit calendar.

Click here for the 5783 R2B Calendar.

Click here for the 5783 Pre-K Calendar.

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.

Ivrit b’Ivrit (Hebrew in Hebrew): Tuesday afternoon interactive virtual Hebrew class from 5:00 to 5:20 pm for students in grades K-2.

Machon: A place of learning.

R2B: Reason to Be – Teen 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. How will E-vrit tutoring work with “small groups”?

The groups will be very small! Students will be paired with a tutor and one or two other students in their grade who are working at a similar pace. This enables students to interact and practice reading with one another, hopefully even outside of tutoring time.

Q. What if there are no other students working at the same level as my child?

If we cannot gather a well-matched small group at a given tutoring slot, students will have one-on-one sessions with their tutor.

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 (litvin@templemicah.org) and Sharon (tash@templemicah.org) 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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