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JET: Jewish Experiences for Teens (7th– 12th)

About JET: Jewish experiences for teens

Jewish teens want to form meaningful relationships with others, understand where they fit into the world, and be active participants in shaping a better future. Our JET program is a combination of hands-on action opportunities for teens to put their Jewish values into direct action, social connection and friendship opportunities through our teen dinners held before each general JET session, and learning and growth in our JET classes. JET is inspired by the work done by Dr. David Bryfman of the Jewish Education Project and his studies about Jewish teen engagement

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Our Curriculum 

  • 7th Grade: Focused on Jewish values exploration, bringing Jewish values into everyday life.
  • 8th Grade: Diving into a look at our roots: from where did we come and what’s our Jewish history.
  • 9th Grade: Broadening horizons to understand Jews around the world - an exploration.
  • 10th Grade: Confirmation this year will include dynamic discussions exploring what it means to view the world through a Jewish lens. Teens will participate in a special Confirmation Service and then go on a social action Class Trip to Arizona through Uri L’tzedek focused on supporting immigrants and learning about asylum issues. (Note that the trip/travel costs are separate from tuition.)
  • 11th & 12th graders who did not yet participate in Confirmation are invited to join this year’s entire Confirmation program for learning and a class trip! (Note that the trip/travel costs are separate from tuition).
  • 11th & 12th graders who already completed Confirmation, you are encouraged to register for the "Post-Confirmation" enrollment option and join all of the seven JET in Action nights throughout the year and then join the Class Trip. (Note that the trip/travel costs are separate from tuition).

The “JET in Action” nights will include collaborations with various nonprofit organizations across the year. Discussions are in the works to find out ways to best collaborate with organizations serving the homeless, supporting community members recovering from addiction, aiding those facing hunger through partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank again, and more. If you have connections to a local organization with hands-on opportunities that you think might be a good candidate for a JET in Action night, please reach out to rabbiwalden@shirhadash.org

Tue, April 16 2024 8 Nisan 5784