Grades 7-12/Team Tikkun
Students in Grades 7-12 meet on Wednesday evenings starting with an optional pizza dinner from 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. All classes start at 6:50pm and end at 8:15 p.m.
We are committed to being a “team tikkun” – a team dedicated to repairing the world. Social action programs and events are infused throughout the program. These include:
Students in Grade 7 spend the first half the year exploring the Shoah (Holocaust) and Human Rights and the second half of the year delving into Israel. Each week they engage in "Tefillah Time" where students can become ever more proficient pray-ers and prayer leaders. Additionally, once a month the class will be divided into two groups (self-identifying boys and self-identifying girls) to allow a space for students to explore gender, adulthood and growing up Jewish.
A new and groundbreaking program awaits our 8th grade learners as they embark on an intergenerational program in partnership with the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Students will explore themes of growing up and growing older, making responsible decisions, and being a Jewish teenager through the vehicles of storytelling and personal narratives, documentary filmmaking, reflective writing and blogging, and rich in-person interactions with Jewish seniors. Monthly field trips to Hebrew Home are included in this exciting program designed exclusively for our post-B’nai Mitzvah teens. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!
We are pleased to offer Mitzvah Corps, a program that empowers teens to respond to challenges in our society. The year-long course is divided into several units, each focused on a different cause. Each unit includes learning, action (field trips!), and reflection sessions, leaving our students poised to better understand and address the causes explored.
Grade 10 - Confirmation
Our Confirmation program is taught primarily by Rabbi Brown and address the question, "What does it mean to live a progressive Jewish life in the 21st century?" This class offers tools for personal choices that make Judaism meaningful and relevant in a teenager's daily life. Themes explored include God, Jewish Ethics, Anti-Semitism, and Israel.
Grades 11 and 12
Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont & Emanu-El's "Upper Class-men and -women" explore culturally current topics that are relevant to their lives. Topics are chosen by the teens themselves based on their interests and passions. Possible themes include Modern Midrash, Sex in the Texts, Israeli short and feature films,Tikkun Olam projects (locally, nationally and internationally), a Scarsdale Synagogue history project, IDF soldier visits, Jews and rock & roll, and Jewish identity explorations through photography and other artistic mediums.
"Education is that which remains, when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
- Albert Einstein
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