Participants in our Aytzeem (7th grade) and High School program can look forward to dinner before classes each Tuesday evening. Our Aytzeem (7th grade) explores components of the Holocaust, participates in our Coming of Age During the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now curriculum where they listen to testimonies of those that were 12 and 13 during the time of the war.
8th-12th grade groups will continue with a grade-level core class taught by the clergy and a choice of diverse electives based on three tracks: Omanut (Arts and Culture), Manheegoot (Leadership) and Tikkun Olam (Social Action). Our 8th and 9th grade groups will also participate in the Moving Traditions curriculum. This curriculum gathers males and females together on a monthly basis and explore topics related to each gender through a Jewish lens. Our 10th-12th grade will also prepare and facilitate a learning opportunity for their peers. 10th Grade Confirmation participants can especially look forward to their trip to Washington, DC in January 2014 for a weekend of learning about political action, enjoying the sights of Washington and lobbying on Capitol Hill.
|Group||Year A||Year B*|
|8th and 9th Grade||Developing a Personal Ethic: Jewish decision making processes, Caring for our Bodies, Jewish Values in Relationships, Moving Traditions**||Asking Questions of our Tradition: Wrestling with difficult texts, Rabbinic Tradition of Debate, Seeing Modern Issues through a Jewish lens, Moving Traditions**|
|10th Grade (Confirmation)||Confirmation Program and Celebration: Social Justice Trip to Washington DC, exploring Jewish theological traditions, articulating a personal theology, Moving Traditions**||NA|
|11th and 12th Grade||College Preparation (grade specific), Israel on Campus, Comparative Judaism, Moving Traditions**||
College Preparation (grade specific), Israeli Society, Comparative Religion, Moving Traditions**
*In the 2017-2018 programming year we will be in Year B.
** Moving Traditions is a nationally recognized Jewish organization that supports identity formation and strengthens knowledge of the self through Judaism. Females and males will meet separately and have a group leader to guide them through activities.