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Teens

Grades 8 & 9
Every other Tues | Starting Sep. 21| 6:15–7:45p
 

Students will focus on social justice projects and mussar, each for a semester. For the first semester, students will actively participate in tikkun olam, repairing the world. Second semester, students will learn mussar, which uses natural character traits to deepen our understanding of who we are. Topics include racial justice training, food insecurity, criminal justice reform and more.

Grades 10 | Confirmation

Every other Tues | 6:15–7:45p

In our Confirmation program, students will explore what it means to be Jewish and how to make their own place in the Jewish world. We will delve into questions of God, Torah and Israel.

Grade 11 & 12
First Tuesday of the month | 6:15–7:45p

Students will delve into real-world Jewish engagement and conversation. Classes will focus on how to talk about Israel on a college campus, what kinds of organizations they can participate in, and any other questions the students have.

BBYO

BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish youth organization in the world. Joining BBYO allows our teens to engage with their Judaism, grow as leaders, participate in community service, and much more. All events are designed and run by our teen leadership board. Students meet monthly.

Madrichim
(Grades 8-12)

Our Madrichim assist in the Religious School. They will work with an assigned teacher to plan, lead and reflect on one lesson per semester. Madrichim are required to attend one “in-service” meeting a month which will focus on leadership development, Jewish values, professional development, classroom management, etc. They may also attend teacher trainings throughout the year.