TEENS & TEEN FOUNDATION
TEENS: Our 7th graders study together with Rabbi Adam Wright every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Curriculum focuses on the lessons of the Torah and how those lessons affect our everyday lives along with specific areas of study such as the Holocaust, Israel, and Race Relations. Special guests, who are trained in specific fields, join us to add to the experience.
TEEN FOUNDATION 8th & 9th GRADE: Combining elements of teen philanthropy, community service, and leadership development, this cutting-edge youth program was pioneered as a way to engage our 8th & 9th graders in doing important mitzvah work while having fun hanging out together. The Teen Foundation teaches about tzedakah (charity), gemilut chasadim (deeds of kindness), and tikkun olam (repairing the world) through site visits to local not-for-profit agencies (both Jewish and secular) observing the great work of these agencies. They gain experience meeting agency directors to find out the inner workings of these organizations so they can decide to whom they would like to make grants from the money they raise both individually and as a group throughout the year.