Wednesday Night middle school program (6th-8th grade)
In a revision of our Wednesday Night Teen Program, 6th-8th grade will meet every Wednesday night 6:00-8:00pm for dinner, relevant learning, prayer and community building. Relationships will solidify over a retreat at Camp Newman: West Coast Party Jr., January 13-15 (MLK Weekend). Please see this calendar for dates.
Our 6th grade students will spend the year focusing on three crucial topics: T'filah-based Hebrew, Torah and Jewish History. Each of these content areas will help studentssee themselves as a part of the larger Jewish story, as they have the chance to connect with each other and our tradition in their synagogue home.
7th grade Mitzvah Corps engages middle school students in the process of entering the world of adult Jewish responsibility with a focus on changing the world through the doing of mitzvot and our sacred obligation to do the acts of tzedakah (righteous giving).
8th grade post-B'nai Mitzvah students will have the opportunity to explore personal Jewish identity through a combination of content-based and social electives. 8th graders will have the chance to choose a class, like "Connecting to Israel" or "Current Events," and connect with each other through social electives, such as cooking lessons, yoga or sports.