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Masa: It's About the Journey

WHAT IS MASA?

Masa (Jewish Journeys) is BHA's Hebrew School, open to children of BHA members entering grades K-7.  

 

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT

  • Values Curriculum/Jewish Ethics
  • Hebrew Curriculum
  • Tefillah/Shira
  • Music with our Music Director, Luke Wygodny on select Sundays
  • Joyful Jewish experiences, including song, dance, art, food, field trips, and more! 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Sundays 9:30am-12pm Classes for All Students/All Grades

There are typically four classes: K&1, 2&3, 4-6, and the B-Mitzvah Class.  All students join together for tefillah/shira, snack, and special events.

Masa is filled with Joyful Jewish experiences, including song, dance, art, food, field trips, and more!  We utilize the Shalom Learning program, which includes a Values Curriculum and a Hebrew Curriculum. 

The values-based curriculum explores various Jewish values and their relevance in our everyday lives.  Students will learn to use Jewish sources to make responsible decisions and build positive relationships. 

Using the Hebrew curriculum, we will teach your children to read Hebrew, chant prayers, and understand their meaning.  At home, your child (grades 4 and up) will be able to log into the Shalom Learning portal to practice! 

Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm Leading a Shabbat Service (LASS Class)

This class is open to all Masa students in grades 5 & up, and required for B-Mitzvah students celebrating in the next 12-18 months.

Fridays, Semi-Monthly 4pm-6pm Masa Meet-Ups

Open to all Masa students/all grades.  Join your friends and classmates two Fridays per month.  Meet-Ups are social events with a Jewish theme, usually involving a craft or food-making activity.

Masa Meet-Ups are followed by a Luke-led Mini Minyan, which begins at 5:30pm. Families are welcome to join us at this time!

(Non-Masa student guests can participate in Meet-Ups with advanced notice - everyone is welcome for Mini-Minyan!)

Deadline to register for Masa 2024-2025 is August 1, 2024. 

Please do not delay!

Register for Masa K-6 

 

Register for B-Mitzvah 

 

MASA TUITION & REGISTRATION

Masa tuition will be $864 per student.  This is less than $30 per week!  To register for Masa K-6, visit here.

The additional B-Mitzvah year fee for 7th graders is $1000 per student. To register for Masa B-Mitzvah, visit here. 

Proof of childhood vaccinations is required to enroll in Masa. For more on our vaccination policy visit here.

 

THE TEAM

Celia Baczkowski, our Education Director will be leading the Masa program.  Celia has been a member of the BHA community for over ten years, and has served on the Board since 2017.  She spent over 20 years as a Jewish summer camp professional, and has extensive experience in administration, program and event planning, staff training and supervision.  Additionally, she works as a substitute teacher in Cold Spring, and has a NYS TA certification. 

She is joined by Masa teachers Jessica Kessler and Deana Morenoff.  (More TBA) 

Luke Wygodny, the BHA Music Director, will join in on select Sundays.

 

MASA CALENDAR

The full Masa schedule will be available in the summer of 2024.

 

B-MITZVAH PROGRAM

If your child is having their b-mitzvah in the next 12-18 months, please fill out the 2024-25 MASA B-Mitzvah Registration.

The non-refundable BHA B-Mitzvah fee of $1,000 covers a combination of group prayer classes, private tutoring, coaching with our rabbi and rehearsals.  We will work with your child to be sure that they are ready to lead BHA in prayer on their special day.  For more information about our B-mitzvah program for students in 7th grade, please contact Celia: celia@beaconhebrewalliance.org.

We are currently looking to hire a B-Mitzvah teacher/tutor.  We will update the community as soon as there is more information to share.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about the program or enrollment, please contact Celia:  celia@beaconhebrewalliance.org

 

Deadline to register for Masa 2024-2025 is August 1, 2024. 

Please do not delay!

Register for Masa K-6 

 

Register for B-Mitzvah 

Mon, July 15 2024 9 Tammuz 5784