Mayim Tamid


Mayim Tamid ("Mayim Always") is a multi-day program for children in grades K-4, which combines the after school care found in many extended day programs with the rich Jewish learning and community building found in our Mayim program. Each day, children enjoy playground time, homework time, healthy snack, Hebrew and Jewish learning, prayer and song, and free play. Since it includes an active Jewish learning component, it "counts" as "Hebrew school."

In Mayim Tamid, children experience Jewish life and cycles in real time, learning, celebrating and playing together in an environment that nurtures each child on their individual path. Children build deep relationships with their faculty, TBS rabbis and professional staff, and each other in a setting that helps children feel like the temple is their second home. Hebrew language learning is an integral part of the Mayim Tamid experience, as children build familiarity with Hebrew letters, vowels, words, and simple conversations.


  • Follows the Needham Public Schools calendar for opening day, closing day, and school vacation week closures

  • Follows the year-round TBS Children's Center decisions about closures on Jewish and federal holidays

  • Optional school vacation-week camps available at an additional cost


Weekly Schedule

  • Open Monday through Friday

  • Children may enroll for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week



  • Daily 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm (closes at 5:30 pm on Fridays)

  • Opens early on NPS early release days

  • Morning coverage provided on NPS delayed opening days


Sample Daily Schedule

  • 2:45-3:45 pm - Arrival / Playground / Choice activities / Homework / Snack available

  • 3:45-4:00 pm - Mifgash Meeting and Group Snack

  • 4:00-5:00 pm - Hebrew and Explorations

  • 5:00-5:30 pm - Continued Explorations and Flex Time

  • 5:30-6:00 pm - T'filah (with Mayim)

Tuition for 2018-2019

  • ​$4000 per year for 2 days per week with 6:00 pm pick-up*

  • $1250 per year for each additional day with 6:00 pm pick-up

  • $850 per year for each additional day with 4:00 pm pick-up

*We ask that children stay until 6:00 pm at least two days per week in order to get the full learning experience. For additional days, 4:00 pm pick-up is available if desired. Tuition includes transportation, early release coverage, and delayed opening coverage. Vacation day coverage is available at an additional cost.