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Middle School Programs - 6th, 7th, 8th

6th Grade - Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm includes pizza dinner

Jewish Studies
  • The 6th graders take a deep dive into the Holocaust. 
  • In addition, classroom discussions will relate to the life issues of a pre-teen as they prepare for becoming B’nai Mitzvah.
Hebrew 
  • Students participate in a weekly Hebrew class where they will discover the meaning of prayers and how relatable they are to their lives. 
  • Tefillah with our Cantor is also part of the 6th grade program on Wednesday nights.
  • All 6th graders have a 20-minute personalized ONLINE Hebrew lesson weekly to work on reading and chanting prayers. These lessons are in addition to Wednesday nights and help the students:
    • Build confidence
    • Polish the skills needed to be prepared to work with our Cantor for B'nai Mitzvah lessons
    • Benefit from personalized lessons that meet their learning styles

7th Grade - Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm includes pizza dinner

Jewish Studies
  • In 7th grade, the students will learn about Israel - the people, the land, the culture, and the history. In addition, there are lessons focusing on the social, spiritual, and emotional elements of becoming a teenager, including peer pressure, gender norms, self-esteem, and social responsibility.  Jewish wisdom is woven into lessons specifically designed for the developmental milestones that occur during 7th grade.
Hebrew
  • Students continue their Hebrew studies with individual appointments with our Cantor.
  • On Wednesday nights, students participate in Tefillah with our Cantor.

GESHER PROGAM for 8th Grade - Twice month on Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm, includes dinner.

  • 8th graders meet twice a month. Most of the time 8th grade meets in the Temple. On occasion they may meet outside the building.
  • Throughout the year, they will cook some Jewish favorites, work on a Mitzvah project together and engage in important conversations around relevant events and issues happening in our world today.

Madrichim Program

  • Our 8th graders 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 the 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 students 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.
Mon, September 26 2022 1 Tishrei 5783