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The word kikar means square, circle, and gathering place. That’s our goal: squaring the circle of Jewish teen education through gathering teens for experiential education. We welcome teens in the 8th, 9th, and 10th grades (and higher).

This year’s theme is Crimes and Consequences. (The themes for the other two years are “Living Long on the Land” and “Israel”.) The calendar for Kikar is, like its content, wide-ranging. You can download the calendar for 5784 here

Gratz College has approved this class for college credit! For those of you in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades hoping to receive college credit, your attendance is expected as it would be in any other class. In addition to the syllabus linked to above, for-credit students will be expected to participate in 10 hours of inter-generational synagogue programming. 

Seminars at Rav Shai Cherry’s home will involve text study of various aspects of criminal law and procedure as well as Jewish versions of the death penalty. Our final will involve viewing Monty Python’s movie Life of Brian to determine the accuracy of their portrayal.

This education is open to the community!

Even though our academic year has started, there is still plenty to experience! You can register here. Don't hesitate to contact Rav Shai at or 215.635.6611 for more information.

Sat, May 25 2024 17 Iyyar 5784