MASA – Guiding Your Jewish Journey

The Prentis Education Program for Grades K-12

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Deborah Morosohk, RJE, Director of Education dmorosohk@tbeonline.org or 248.325.9708

Ilene Stone, Education Assistant istone@tbeonline.org or 248.865.0612.

MASA – Guiding Your Jewish Journey

After much discussion, we decided to call our programs for grades K-12 Masa. Masa is the Hebrew word for journey, and it captures the essence of what we are striving for.  Every Jew is on a journey exploring how best to engage in Jewish living and we will be our students’ guides along the way.

So, beginning in Fall 2018, instead of Religious School, our families will wake up on Sunday mornings to attend Masa, and our teens will come on Monday evenings for Masa Teens.  

Welcome to the
Temple Beth El 
Temple Beth El is a place for our children and their families to learn about Judaism and experience its many joys.  We make that happen with talented and enthusiastic educators who bring quality Jewish experiences to you and your children.

Mazel Tov to our MASA Graduating Class of 2020/5780

Mazel Tov to our MASA Confirmation Class of 2020/5780

Masa Program

Fall 2020 (5781)

Our Masa programs for this

coming school year will

include two tracks.

Students can participate in

Track 1 or Track 2 or both:

 

FOR GRADES K-6:

 

Track 1:

Online Learning Program

An engaging new curriculum written specifically to be taught online during the challenging times we are living through. Students will be online Sunday mornings for a half hour of t’filah (services) and a half hour of sharing and learning with a small class on zoom. In addition, students will have activities and challenges they can do at home and share with their class the next week.

September 13th - December 13th (No Masa on Sept 27th and November 29th)

9:30 - 10:30 am

 

Track 2: In-Person Workshops

In the fall, we will offer in-person programs on Sunday afternoons, outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Temple Beth El. These will focus on holidays and other Judaic topics. They will include t’filah, hands-on projects and opportunities to connect with temple friends in meaningful ways. 1:00 sessions are meant for students in primary grades; 2:45 sessions are for students in the intermediate grades.

 

Fall Dates: 1:00 or 2:45 pm

  • September 13th - Welcome and High Holy Days

  • September 20th - High Holy Days Continued

  • October 4th - Sukkot Workshop 

  • October 18th - Shabbat Workshop

  • October 25th - Tzedakah Workshop

  • November 8th - Gratitude Workshop

 

For Everyone in Either Track 1 or Track 2:

  • Weekly Specialist Presentations on Facebook Live (Music and Library)

  • For 5th and 6th Graders: B’nai Mitzvah Club – Hebrew reading and prayer skills will be taught using a proven online program, in small groups at a variety of times throughout the week. (B’nai Mitzvah Club is billed separately under the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program)

 

Masa Tuition Rates for September - December:

Track 1 -  $ 250

Track 2 -  $ 180

Track 1 and Track 2 -  $ 360  

 

    

MASA TEENS FOR GRADES 7-12:

 

Track 1: Online Learning Program

An engaging curriculum written specifically to be experienced online focusing on issues in social justice. Students will be online Sundays 10:45 – 11:45 am. We will view monthly videos which will include frontline speakers, engaging media, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans. Between videos we will discuss Jewish texts and teachings which apply to the monthly theme and follow through on action plans that put our learning into practice.

October 4th - December 13th (No Masa Teens November 29th)

 

Track 2: In-Person Workshops

In the fall, we will offer in-person programs outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Temple Beth El. These will focus on holidays and community service and include hands-on projects and opportunities to connect with temple friends in meaningful ways.

 

Fall Dates:

  • Sunday, September 27th - Yom Kippur Teen Program (1:00 pm)

  • Sunday, October 11th - Simchat Torah Workshop (1:00 pm)

  • Friday, October 23rd - Shabbat Workshop (5:00 pm)

  • Sunday, November 1st - Tzedakah Workshop (1:00 pm)

 

Masa Teens Tuition Rates for September – December:

Track 1 - $ 200

Track 2 - $ 120

Track 1 and Track 2 - $ 250     

CONTACT
Temple Beth El
7400 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
248.851.1100