|CAARS Teens will meet from 12:00-1:30pm|
Lunch from 12:00-12:30
|7th Grade: “Bridge” program||B’nei Mitzvah is an important Jewish milestone on a path of lifelong Jewish learning and living. This celebration is part of the transition between childhood and young adulthood, and our CAARS 7th grade program is designed to create meaning and strengthen community for our students as they make their way into the world as a Jewish adult. |
Learners on this journey are immersed in: a sense of sacred time, being an integral member of the Jewish community, being loved and cherished by one’s clergy and educators, answering the call to participate with “Hineini – Here I Am,” and of having a place of leadership within the Jewish community, well beyond becoming b’nei mitzvah.
7th Grade CAARS meets on Saturday mornings, 7th grade students will only attend on Saturday and will not have any Sunday class. Class begins at 9:30 AM Saturday morning and continues through kiddush lunch, ending at 1:00 PM.
|8th Grade: Holocaust and Human Behavior||We explore“Facing History and Ourselves” Holocaust curriculum which leads students through an examination of the history of the Holocaust, and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement. By focusing on the choices of individuals who experienced this history—students are given a lens to thoughtfully examine the universal themes and questions about human behavior inherent in a study of the Holocaust. Taught by Aron Neesman|
|9th Grade: Modern Israel||We will explore the various aspects of Israel’s history, society and culture and their impact on the founders’ vision for a Jewish state, as well as the challenges that Israel faces today. Students will be introduced to the many facets of the land, the people, and the cultures of Israel. Taught by Sam Rosensetin|
|10th Grade: Confirmation||Our confirmation class will explore the formation of Jewish identity. They will seek to find answers to many of our traditions’ deep and lingering questions: How does Jewish history and our own American Jewish experience shape our identity?How do we reflect on our place in the world as Jews? How does Judaism provide a community based on shared Jewish values throughout your life? How do our Jewish texts provide guidance for us in our lives? In what ways can our Judaism teach us skills and strategies for making our lives more fulfilling? Taught by Robert Cullick|
|Starting Wednesday 9/14|
11 & 12th Grade:
Learning With Our Rabbis
|On Wednesday Evenings (7:00-8:00pm), join Rabbi Neil Blumofe (Agudas Achim) and Rabbi Freedman (Beth Shalom) as they tean up for lively conversation and learning. What will Jewish life be like after high school? How can Judaism help us live healthier and happier lives? What should you know as you begin to make independent decisions? We will meet twice a month via Zoom, with opportunities to also gather in person.|