Welcome to Grades 6 - 7
As our children enter grades 6 & 7, they embark on a period of transition from childhood to adolescence that is marked by celebrations and challenges. At TBA, we seek to support our students and their families as they move through these transitions by offering learning and social opportunities that nurture each child as individuals in a community.
Please feel free to contact me at any time to help during this transitional time.
Mikah Atkind, Director of K-12 Learning & Engagement
Mondays, Gr 7 (4:30-6:45 p.m.) and Gr 6 (6:15-8:30 p.m.) (includes dinner)
Midrasha is a weekly program that meets on Mondays for grade 7 students from 4:30-6:45 p.m., and for grade 6 students from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Classes focus on uncovering the essential questions and experiences of Jewish life. Classes are hands-on and include lively discussions, projects, and field trips to enrich the students’ learning. Below is the general focus for each grade:
Grade 6: Does the Torah matter today? What makes someone Jewish? Can one person really make a difference? How can prayer be meaningful to me?
Grade 7: What am I passionate about? Where do I fit in the world? What are the issues that are important to the Jewish people and what can I do about them?
Throughout the year, grades 6 & 7 have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Kehillah programs that focus on informal connections and deepening Jewish identity and community. Programs are facilitated by full time staff and clergy of TBA. These programs may be grade level or mixed grade and students can sign up for each individually. Activities include:
Jr. BAYGL: TBA’s grades 6 & 7 youth group includes social events, social action programs, and cultural activities planned by teens.
Grade 6 Overnight
Family Shabbat dinner Shabbat Dinner
B'nai Mitzvah... Challenge
Individual service for each child
Our B’nai Mitzvah program is unique to each individual child and includes Torah study, prayer leadership, chanting from the Torah, and a Mitzvah project. B’nai Mitzvah at TBA are individualized; no two students share a service (unless requested by parents). Students participate in weekly tutoring and meetings in addition to Midrasha or day school beginning approximately 9 months prior to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah date. Families are supported throughout the process based on their child’s needs and share in this wonderful milestone with our community.