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Madrichim are Classroom Volunteers on Sunday Mornings

Students in grades 8-12 have the opportunity to give back to their community by serving as a Madrich/a, a Guide or Teacher’s Assistant, on Sunday mornings or Tuesday afternoons. Madrichim are powerful role models for the younger students! This program will enhance not only our teens’ Jewish knowledge, leadership capability and identity, but will also enable them to make a difference in the lives of younger children.

Madrichim help grade-level teachers with daily
activities leading small groups, taking attendance,
helping with projects, working with students who need extra attention, and helping to guide students safely from one activity to another. Madrichim also help our specialists in leading groups of students through art, cooking, dance, music, etc.

Madrichim will also take part in the Madrichim Leadership Seminar (MLS) every Sunday during Religious School. This class is designed to empower them as leaders and teach them about working in classrooms and with children.

Before the school year starts all Madrichim must take part in Madrichim Orientation, and first year Madrichim will also take part in a Leadership Training Institute (LTI). These sessions are an important part of ensuring that our Madrichim are prepared for the year ahead!

Sign Up to be a Madrich or a Madricha for the 2017-2018 Year!

Madrichim Application 2017-2018

We are excited that you are applying to become a madrich/a! This is a great way to give back to your community, stay involved at SHM, and earn some community service hours! Please take a few minutes to read the following information and fill out the application below. Please email or call Kat at or 949-857-2226 if you have any questions at all!

When selecting your preferences below, please choose grade level Judaica class/an elective (drama, art, etc.). You will be a madrich/a in one class or elective from 9:30-11:25am, and then accompany your class to Tefillah until 11:45am. 

We need more Hebrew Chavurah madrichim! If you're interested in being a madrich/a for Hebrew only or for Hebrew and Judaica, please make note of that below. Thank you! 

If you are interested in being a madrich/a for an elective, please indicate any experience you have in this particular area in the boxes below. This gives me an idea of where to place everyone so everyone's skills are best utilized!

Tuesday Hebrew madrichim are paid, and only 11th-12th graders are eligible to apply for this position. Additionally, to be a Tuesday Hebrew madrich/a, you must also be a Sunday madrich/a. There is very limited space for these positions, and Hebrew skills and knowledge of Bar/Bat Mitzvah prayers are required. If interested in this job, please check the Tuesday Hebrew Session Choice in addition to checking the Sunday box. Jordan will contact you separately about this later this summer!

You will receive an email early this summer to select a time for a little madrichim "interview". This is no-pressure, come in your casual clothes, and just chat with Jordan about your interests in being a madrich/a and the upcoming year! I'm looking forward to getting to see all of you this summer! 

First name

Last name

Home phone number

Madrich/a cell phone number

Madrich/a email

Parent email

Street address

Address line 2



Zip code


Incoming grade for 2017

Session Choice

I would prefer to become a Madrich/a in the following classes... (there are more spots available in grade level Judaica classes so if checking elective boxes please also check at least one grade level class you would be fine with being in!)

T-shirt size

Please describe below what your previous Madrichim experience is (i.e. aide in the classroom last year, what grade, responsibilities, etc.). If this is your first year applying to be a madrich/a, just put N/A!

Please describe any other related experience (i.e. camp counselor, babysitting, etc.)

Please write one paragraph explaining why you want to be a Madrich/a

Letters of Recommendation
One letter of recommendation for ALL applicants is required.  It can be from a  teacher, employer, rabbi (hint hint) or personal reference.  This recommendation should be sent directly to Kat at or by mail to 
Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot, Attn: Kat Key
3652 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612 

Email is preferred but mail is okay too!


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