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Teen News & Educational Programs at Ahavath Achim
Tikkun Leil Shavuot for Teens
Teacher Appreciation and Awards Shabbat & Confirmation
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00AM Shabbat Service | Join us as we celebrate everything Youth!
Get Your Teens Involved in our Teen Programs
Now accepting registration for the following programs: Confirmation & Post-Confirmation Classes (click here), Madrichim Program & Youth Group (see below). For your convience, please view the Fee Schedule and Registration Form.
Taglit Atzmi: Journey of Self-Discovery
8th, 9th & 10th Grade:
Important Jewish Events of the 20th Century. Four-day Trip to Washington DC/Jersey Shore & Philadelphia
Students will delve into the Zionist movement beginning with Herzl and follow the movement as the Jewish People work for the establishment of a Jewish State. Students will explore the politics of Europe and the events which led up to the rise of Hitler's Nazi Germany and the extermination of Jewish Life in Europe. We will debate the connection some make linking the existence of the State of Israel with the Holocaust. Finally, students will look at the history of Modern Israel, including a look at today's biggest challenges of security, both internal and external.
CLASS DATES: 10/28, 11/11, 12/9, 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12
Machar (Grades 3-5)
Machar, the Hebrew word for “tomorrow,” is our beginning youth group. Machar meets once a month from October through May. Macharniks get a sample of what the older youth groups do by participating in activities that cover athletics, religious education and social action. The purpose behind Machar is to get the fifth and sixth graders accustomed to the Youth Department and to help them form friendships that will last through their years in the youth groups. To register your preteen for Machar, contact Summer.
Kadima (Grades 6-8)
Kadima, the Hebrew word for forward, gets kids involved in the Youth Department. Kadima meets once or twice a month. Their programs provide a broad mix of social, religious, educational, and social action programs to prepare the youngsters for what they will later experience in USY. The Kadimaniks are able to attend conventions that involve Kadimaniks from all over the Hanegev Region. To register your teen for Kadima, contact Summer.
Madrichim Program (Grades 8-12)
The first Madrichim Training Session is scheduled for August 19, 2012. The first day of school is August 26, 2012 | During the coming year teens will have an opportunity to become a Jewish Role Model (Dugma) for students much younger. As a tutor you will work with students in a variety of settings: one-on-one, small group and entire class. Madrichim will assist teachers in Judaics, Tefillah, Trope, and ZIP Havurot. Students with interest in special education or administrative work will have the opportunity to help in these areas as well.
USY (Grades 9-12)
USY, United Synagogue Youth, is our senior youth group. USY meets once to twice a month with each event offering a spectrum of programming that covers all aspects of USY from athletics to religious services. Our chapter, Chai USY, has recently reconvened after a five year hiatus, under the leadership of Ilana Ander and Sarah Spielberger and the supervision of our Youth Director, Summer Jacobs.
Youth Group Registration:
AA Synagogue offers subsidies and scholarships to encourage participation. Download a scholarship application here.
Camp Experiences | While the Preeteens and Teens programming year ends in June, the Conservative movement offers many exciting Jewish summer experiences. Ahavath Achim Synagogue supports all of these programs and believes that all of our youth should participate in them. Sisterhood and the synagogue offer subsidies and scholarships to encourage participation. To download a scholarship application click here.
Israel Experiences | AA Synagogue offer subsidies and scholarships to encourage participation. To download a scholarship application click here.
Camp RAMAH | Experience a fun week of Jewish living at Family Camp. Adults enjoy relaxation, recreation, and exciting classes taught by Jewish educators while children participate in camp activities led by the fabulous Ramah Darom staff. Click here for more information.