Kids

Machon Micah 5782 (2021 – 2022)

All the staff at Machon Micah are looking forward to an enriching and fulfilling year of learning this coming year. Our program will meet in person and we will continue to offer our virtual one-on-one “E-vrit” tutoring, which has been a vital part of the Machon Micah learning program for more than a decade.

Please refer to the chart below for an “at-a-glance” view of our plans:

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

All first time families enrolling in Machon Micah should schedule an introductory meeting with our education team prior to completing the registration form. Contact Director of Education Sharon Tash to set up an appointment.

NOTE: Updated registration information will be available soon.

Questions? Contact Sharon Tash, Director of Education.

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” one-on-one virtual tutoring sessions. These sessions also include Judaica instruction. Hebrew skills are reinforced during in-person classes.

In anticipation of b’nai mitzvah, Machon Micah 6th graders also  learn Torah trope on Tuesday afternoons.

Sunday dates for Pre-K:

  • September 26- Sukkah Visits at Homes (or just gatherings at homes)
  • October 3
  • October 31
  • December 5
  • January 30th
  • February 27th
  • March 20th – this date is tentative 
  • April 24th- Final Pre-K

Sunday dates for Grades K-4th:

2021 2022
October 3 January 30
October 17 February 6
October 24 February 13
October 31 February 27
November 7 March 20
November 14 March 27 (All-Community Pesach)
November 21 Politics and Prose Book Fair April 3
December 5 (All-Community Hanukkah) April 24
December 12 May 1 (Micah House Walk; Final day of classes)
May 15 (People of the Book Fair)

Tuesday dates for Grades 5-7th:

2021 2022
October 5 January 25
October 12 February 1
October 19 February 8
October 26 February 15
November 2 March 1
November 9 March 8
November 16 March 15
November 30 March 22
December 7 March 29
December 14 April 5
April 12
April 26
May 3
May 10

1. All Machon Micah teachers and classroom assistants will be required to be fully vaccinated by the start of the Machon year

2. All teachers, parents and students will be required to wear masks all the time while indoors. Masks should meet the following requirements:

  • Mask has two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric OR is a surgical mask OR a KN95 OR N95
  • Mask completely covers nose and mouth
  • Mask fits snugly against the sides of face and does not have gaps
  • Have a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out of the top of the mask
  • Be sure to wash hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on mask

3. Students and teachers will wash hands thoroughly with either antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer when coming into the building, when using the restroom, after group activities and before AND after eating

4. All singing aloud must be done with MASKS ON. Boker Tov and Erev Tov will be modified for COVID but they will still have music and a spiritual component

5. Activities that imply aerobic exertion such as Israeli dancing will take place outdoors employing social distancing or we will not hold them during the fall semester

6. There will be no dedicated activities involving food indoors during Machon Micah class time (including bagels on Sunday morning). Tuesday afternoon classes will include a short break time when students will be able to have a snack (brought from home) outside

7. If any adult or child exhibits cold symptoms, please do not come to Temple Micah. These symptoms include the following:

    • Coughing
    • Discomfort in the nasal passages
    • ANY fever
    • Excess mucus
    • Nasal congestion
    • Pain or pressure within the face
    • Runny nose
    • Scratchy or sore throat
    • Sneezing
    • Body aches
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Itchy eyes
    • Blocked or runny nose
    • Sore throat
    • Headaches
    • Muscle aches

8. If any member of the Machon Micah staff OR your child tests positive for COVID, they may return to Machon Micah after the following conditions are met:

    • They are 10 days out from the start of the symptoms, AND
    • They are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, AND
    • Symptoms have improved AND
    • They receive a negative COVID test before returning to class

Complete list of class AND E-vrit dates for Machon Micah 5782

September 2021

**Asterisk denotes E-vrit Days

Sunday 12 Tashlich 10 am

Sunday 12 MM TEACHER ORIENTATION 2-5 pm

Monday 13 MM Evrit Teacher Orientation online 7-8:30 pm

Sunday 26 Outdoor Sukkah 

Gatherings at various homes

Monday 27 Simchat Torah Service

October 2021

**Asterisk denotes E-vrit Days

WEEK 1 

Sunday 3 Machon  Pre-K -4

Monday **

Tuesday **5–Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Grades 5-7 Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class, R2B

Wednesday **6

Thursday **7

Friday

**NO MM or Evrit Oct. 10-15 Week of Indigenous Peoples Day


WEEK 2 

Sunday 17 Machon K-4

Monday **18 

Tuesday **19–Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Grades 5-7, Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class, R2B

Wednesday **20

Thursday **21

Friday 22


WEEK 3

Sunday  24–  Machon K-4

Monday **25

Tuesday **26–Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Grades 5-7, Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class R2B

Wednesday **27

Thursday **28

October – November 2021

**Asterisk denotes E-vrit Days

WEEK 4 

Sunday 31– Machon K-4

Monday **

Tuesday **2–Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Grades 5-7, Erev Tov/tutoring, R2B

Wednesday **3

Thursday **4

Friday


WEEK 5  

Sunday 7- Machon K-4

Monday **8

Tuesday **9  Erev Tov/Grades 5-7 6th Grade Trope Class,R2B

Weds. **10

Thurs. **11


WEEK 6

Sunday  14 Machon Pre-K-4

Monday **15-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades 1&2

Tuesday **16-Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class

Wednesday **17 

Thursday **18

Sunday  21 Politics and Prose book fair (details TBD)

***NO MM classes or E-vrit Week of Nov. 22-28 Thanksgiving week


WEEK 7

Monday **29 –Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades 1&2

Tuesday **30-Erev Tov/Grades 5-7 6th Grade Trope Class, 7th R2B, E-vrit for grades 3 and 4

December 2021

**Asterisk denotes E-vrit Days

Wednesday **1

Thursday **2

Friday 3 Shabbat Hanukkah

WEEK 8

Sunday  5  Hanukkah All Community

Monday **6 –Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades 1&2, **9th Night of Hanukkah

Tuesday **7-Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class, 7th Grade, R2B

Wednesday **8

Thursday **9


WEEK 9 

Sunday 12 Machon K-4

Monday **13 

Tuesday **14–Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Grades 5-7, Erev Tov 5th 6th Grade Trope Class,  E-vrit tutoring grades 3&4, R2B

Wednesday **15

Thursday **16

**NO MACHON or E-vrit Winter Break Dec. 19th-Jan. 2nd

January 2022

**Asterisk denotes E-vrit Days

WEEK 10 

Monday **3

Tuesday **4–Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2,  E-vrit tutoring grades 3&4, R2B

Wednesday **5

Thursday **6


WEEK 11 

Sunday 9 Bowling b’yachad OR Different activity AC Day

Monday **10 

Tuesday **11-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, E-vrit tutoring grades 3&4, R2B

Wednesday **12

Thursday **13

**NO  E-vrit during MLK WEEK

Jan 15-21

Saturday 15- Shabbat Shirah

Sunday 16- Machon Outing to MLK Memorial


WEEK 12

Monday **24 

Tuesday**25-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2,Grades 5-7, Erev Tov, Trope Class, E-vrit tutoring grades 3&4, R2B

Wednesday**26

Thursday**27


WEEK 13 

Sunday 30 Machon Pre-K-4

Monday **31

February 2022

**Asterisk denotes E-vrit Days

Tuesday**1-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Erev Tov/5-6, Trope Class, E-vrit tutoring 3&4, R2B

Wednesday**2

Thursday**3


WEEK 14

 Sunday  6 Machon K-4

Monday**7

Tuesday**8-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Erev Tov/5-7,Trope Class, E-vrit tutoring 3&4, R2B

Wednesday**9

Thursday**10


WEEK 15

Sunday 13 Machon K-4

Monday **14

Tuesday  **15

Wednesday **16

Thursday  **17

**NO MACHON or E-vrit during President’s Week

Feb. 19-25


WEEK 16 

Sunday 27 Machon K-4

Monday **28 

March 2022

**Asterisk denotes E-vrit Days

Tuesday **1-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Erev Tov/5-7, Trope Class, E-vrit 3&4, R2B

Wednesday **2

Thursday **3

**No MM Evrit Tutoring March 6-13th- College Spring Breaks


WEEK 17 

 Monday **14

Tuesday **15-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Grades 5-7, Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class, R2B

Wednesday **16

Thursday **17


WEEK 18 

Sunday 20 MM Pesach Program

Monday **21 

Tuesday **22-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2,Grades 5-7, Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class, R2B

Wednesday **23

Thursday **24


WEEK 19 

Sunday  27   All Community Pesach

Monday **28

Tuesday **29 Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Grades 5-7, Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class, R2B

Wednesday **30

Thursday **31

April 2022

**Asterisk denotes E-vrit Days

**NO MACHON or E-vrit PESACH And Spring BREAK April 9-22nd 2022

WEEK 20 

Sunday 3 Machon K-4

Monday  **4

Tuesday **5-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class, 7th Grade  R2B

Wednesday **6

Thursday **7

SPRING BREAK AND PESACH

Sunday 24th-  Pre-K-4th


WEEK 21 

Monday **25

Tuesday **26-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Erev Tov/tutoring, 6th Grade Trope Class, R2B

Wednesday **27

Thursday **28

May 2022

**Asterisk denotes E-vrit Days

WEEK 22

Sunday 1 Possible Micah House Walk and Final Sunday of Classes

Monday **2

Tuesday **3 FINAL CLASS-Ivrit b’Ivrit-grades K-2, Grades 5-7 Erev Tov/tutoring, 7th Grade- Tzedakah Allocation and “Party”, R2B

Wednesday **4

Thursday **5


WEEK 23 

Monday **9 FINAL MONDAY EVRIT

Tuesday **10 FINAL TUES. EVRIT

Wednesday **11 FINAL WEDS EVRIT

Thursday **12 FINAL THURS EVRIT

Sunday 15- People of the Book Fair

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.