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7th, 8th AND 9th GRADES

7th Grade- Sundays from 9:30-11:45 AM

7th Grade takes place on Sunday mornings and is taught by our new Assistant Rabbi. The class is focused on Middot and Mitzvot (values and sacred actions). This program teaches our students how a particular Middah (value) can be brought into their current lives and show them how through an Action Day. 

Each Action Day is tied to a Mitzvah that shows a particular Middah in action. There are multiple opportunities for hands-on activities within our community, which reinforces the learning done in class. In addition, there is a 7th grade Retreat in the beginning of the year where students make lasting friendships (the weekend of October 22nd). Lastly, our students culminate their learning by hosting our school’s end of the year Tzedakah Fair, which is entirely run by our 7th grade students. It’s a transformative year in their lives and Jewish education!

7th Grade Prayer Class
Sundays 8:45-9:25 Before Judaica

In preparation for their B’nai Mitzvah celebrations,
our 7th graders have an opportunity to review the prayers
that they learned in their formal Hebrew
instruction.

8th Grade- Every Other Tuesday from 5:00-7:30 PM

In joining the Tuesday night teen community, 8th graders attend twice a month on Tuesday evenings from 5:00-7:30 pm. Dinner and social time will be available from 5:00-5:30. At 5:30, students begin their core hour with Heather Rosenthal. In this class, students will take a deeper look at the Holocaust with a curriculum entitled, “Our History, Our Time”. Despite the fact that the Holocaust happened in Europe in the mid-1900s, students
will learn that the human dynamics that gave life to it continue to exist today. They will learn our history to help ensure that we, as a Jewish people, do our part to never allow it again. Our 8th graders will be helping lead our Yom HaShoah service, which is the day we remember those who were lost during the Holocaust, on April 12th, 2018.

9th Grade- Every Other Tuesday from 5:00-7:30 PM

 

Along with 8th grade, our 9th graders also attend
twice a month on Tuesday evenings from 5:00-
7:30 pm. Dinner and social time will be available
from 5:00-5:30. At 5:30, students begin their core
hour with Rabbi DePaolo. During this time,
students will discover the ancient wisdom of
Mussar, exploring self-defining traits and reflecting
with themselves and one another how to enhance
those traits in themselves to live a healthy and
happy life as teens.

At 6:30, the elective hour will allow the 8th and
9th graders to learn together in topics that they
choose, ranging from Jewish art to Jewish cooking
to debate to ‘hot topics’ to prayer yoga to Torah
study and more.

Thu, November 23 2017 5 Kislev 5778