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Masa 5781 A la carte

We have heard from a number of parents who are wary of signing up for Masa this year. We understand that distance learning is challenging! Some parents have asked if we could provide an "a la carte" option for Masa, so that their children can continue to feel connected to the BHA community. We have spent some time considering the different possibilities, and put together some options for you to choose from.

Our Elective Courses

You sign up for one of our elective courses. These classes will meet once a week for a seven-week term.  You'll have 6 courses to choose from each term, if you sign up for one course the cost is $300 for the term, selecting 2 courses in the same term will cost $450. 

We will have four 7-week terms of Elective Courses this year.

Fall Term: October 4-November 20
Winter Term: November 30-January 29 (with a two-week winter break)
Spring Term 1: February 8-March 26
Spring Term 2: April 5-May 28




Our Spring Term electives are as follows:

Course 1: Soul Strolls with Rabbi Brent, Mondays 4:00-5:00 Rabbi Brent will gather in person, outdoors, with students to guide students in connecting to their souls through nature.

Course 2: Conversational Hebrew, Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 learn Hebrew words and phrases through games, stories, and drama.

Course 3: Jewish Stories with Rabbi Brent, Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 **This class is for students grades K-2** Rabbi Brent will tell stories and learn with our younger students, in person, outdoors.

Course 4: Masa Jewish Stories Book Group, Alternate Thursdays 6:00-7:00 Students will read and discuss a novel or a collection of short stories (example: The Inquisitor's Apprentice).

Course 5: Exploring Jewish Foods, Sundays 4:00-5:00 Students and their parents will explore what makes food "Jewish," learn the blessings for food, and cook that food at home. This class is open to students of all ages; we recommend adult supervision for younger students.

Course 6: Social Justice Reading Group, date and time TBA We will read age-appropriate writing about Judaism and social justice.

Register for Spring Term 1 Elective Courses here.


The added benefits of signing up for a full year of Masa:

Children in K-2 who sign up for the full year of Masa will have ongoing support from a teacher, who will help the child to complete the activities in the package, as well as offering added content through stories and age-group learning. Children in grades 3 and above will have individual Hebrew learning, the support of a learning coach to help them complete their activities, and age-group learning.

Children preparing for B-Mitzvah will be required to commit to the full year, and the electives focused on B-Mitzvah preparation will only be available to families who commit to the full year.

Thu, August 5 2021 27 Av 5781