Jewish learning doesn’t end with Bar or Bat Mitzvah!
The teen years are crucial for staying involved in Jewish life, and exploring issues of personal identity, values, religious awareness, and community.
8th-12th Grade Teen Learning Programs
Temple Beth Orr’s Religious School program is from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The expectation is that all our students will continue their Jewish learning with us until they finish high school. Each age group has a program tailored to their
KESHER (8th and 9th Grades):
Co-taught by Aley Sheer and Rabbi Rappaport, this program meets twice monthly over Sunday lunch and involves discussion of matters of concern to young teens.
CONFIRMATION (10th Grade):
A powerful and engaging year of personal Jewish growth and no-holds-barred adult discussion with Rabbi Rappaport. A highlight of the year is a trip to DC with a few hundred other Jewish teens from around the country to learn how to make your voice heard to top government officials. This year ends with a beautiful Confirmation service designed by the class around a theme of their choice.
POST-CONFIRMATION (11th and 12th Grade):
This is an informal group discussion with Rabbi Rappaport over dinner that meets periodically over the course of the school year.
For 8th-12th graders, TBO offers a madrichim, or teacher’s aide, program, where students learn leadership skills as they assist teachers in the K-7th grade religious school, and become mentors to younger children. For more information, please contact our Religious School Director, Jeannine Cotler, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (954) 753-3232.