Students in grades 7 through 10 attend the Jewish Teen Collaborative — a high school program with Beth Sholom Congregation.
Teens spend Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings learning with their peers in and out of the classroom through a combination of formal and informal education.
- On Tuesday evenings, our teens participate in “Chat Room,” a half hour by grade that focuses on topics of current interest. The rest of the night students elect a class that relates to Hebrew, text, and/or ritual and spirituality.
- Sunday mornings begin with grade-level core classes. The day continues with breakfast, a Tefillah experience, and an elective based on Jewish values.
- The Sunday elective class uses text as a starting point that leads to active participation in social action projects, explorations, and more. Our teens are taught by teachers who love working with Middle and High School students. We recognize how important it is for our teens to interact in a positive, nurturing environment.
Please see the sample schedule below.
7:00–7:30 Chat Room
7:30–8:30 Electives such as: Hebrew language, Yoga and Spirituality, Text Study Through Action, and Parashat HaShavua
9:30–10:20 Core Classes such as Ethics, Bible, Modern Israel, Conservative Judaism and Law
10:20–11:00 Breakfast and Tefillah
11:00–12:30 Electives such as Ba'al Taschit (taking care of the environment), Shmirat Ha Guf (Taking care of the body/sportsmanship), Mazon (Jewish Food Ethics), Art, Drama, and Social Action. Often these include projects and activities out of the building.
If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Miner at 215.635.6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.