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High School Programs- J*Connect for 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade Meets on a variety of days/times depending on the program

Teens are developing adults who use their voices and energies to infuse their Jewishness into the next generation. J*Connect is the forum where teens have experiences focused around the values of:
 
  • Leadership
  • Social Action
  • Education
  • Community
Teens are given a choice and can select a variety of programs offered throughout the year including classes with the Rabbi, baking, holiday celebrations, a weekend trip and social justice programs. Programs, classes and events take place both inside and outside of the temple and online. 
 
J*Connect teens look forward to becoming Madrichim Teen Leaders where they can use their own thumbprint and learning to help nurture the growth of our Jewish community. They guide our younger students and provide assistance in the classroom, acting as mentors to our younger students. They can also work in the office or shadow a student with a disability or learning challenge. Leadership training, supervision and resources are provided. Students can be paid or earn community service hours. Madrichim work on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons.
 
Sample of Previous J*Connect Offerings:
 
Challenges and Choices: A Jewish Teen’s Guide to a Balanced Life
A chance for teens to practice ways to become more confident and find more balance…. guided by Rabbi Groffman and using Jewish wisdom. This class will provide a “toolbox” of skills to choose from when life gets challenging and choices get hard.
 
Israel 101
What is Zionism? How and Why was Israel created? These are a few of the important questions that will be explored in Israel 101 to help teens gain a basic understanding of Israel.
 
Midnight Run
A class to learn about homelessness and plan Midnight Run. Then it's off to NYC to distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items directly to homeless people living on the streets.
 
Trip to Philadelphia
We will explore Philadelphia through a Jewish lens discovering sights of Jewish relevance, as well as significant American historic places. We will have fun and strengthen our connections with each other.
 
Sat, July 2 2022 3 Tammuz 5782