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 NEW Tween program for 7th/8th Grade & Monthly Teen program with Rabbi Lauren (9th- 12th) + Tween & Teen Professional Track

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NEW (as of 2018-9) Weekly Saturday/Shabbat 7th & 8th Grade Program 

The SAJ Teen Visioning Team together with Rabbi Lauren and Director of Education and Family Engagement, Tehilah and Rabbi Lauren researched best practices in the field of teen engagement and in Jewish education specifically. We spoke to our teens and to their parents. We're excited to build a reinvigorated curriculum with a focus on:

* Social Justice

* Bnei Mitzvah tefillot meaning and practice

* What Spirituality means for teens

* What's with Israel

* Modern Jewish History

towards building an even richer, personal Jewish identity.

We will meet weekly, on Saturdays (10:30 - 12:30 pm) as well as our monthly family program for 7th graders. 7th/8th graders will have additional social events each month and 8th graders are welcome to work in our monthly program as teen assistants or in an area of growing expertise throughout the synagogue. Contact tehilah@thesaj.org if you're a teen who'd like to set up an interview to work in our community!

Tween & Teen Professional Track

The purpose of this program is to:

* Offer incredible, home-grown, role models to younger classes

* Give teens a voice and updated connection to their community

* Support our library, our director and other areas in the synagogue where teen skills can best be put to use

Monthly Sunday Teen Program with Rabbi Lauren and trip to Oregon with Tivnu!

Last year our teens joined Rabbi Lauren to learn about lobbying from a Jewish perspective with the Reform Movement's L'taken program. We bonded and went deep with our Jewish values and democracy.To learn more about our once-a-year Tivnu trip click here.

Wed, September 19 2018 10 Tishrei 5779