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8th - 12th Grade Genesis Program


Beth El Teen Program


Our model for Monday night was developed with the following goals in mind:

  • Build community
  • Provide high quality curricular content in an informal, engaging environment
  • Afford students the ability to make choices in their own learning, increase the clergy’s role in post-B’nai mitzvah programs
  • Increase post B’nai mitzvah retention.  
     

Each student will have two classes—one core class taught by Rabbi Jaffe, Rabbi Linzer, or Cantor Sternlieb and a course of their choosing that will change throughout the year.  In addition to Monday nights there will be a travel component to the model.  Eighth and ninth graders will go on an overnight trip exploring Jewish life in New York.  The confirmation class will attend the Reform Action Center’s L’taken conference in Washington DC.  The eleventh and twelfth graders will travel to the either Jewish Los Angeles or on a Civil Rights tour of the South. 

Monday night's schedule:

Click here for a full schedule of dates and programs

Time

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11/12

6:15-7:05 pm

Contemporary Jewish Issues

(Rabbi Jaffe)

Israel/Comparative Religions

(Rabbi Linzer)

Elective

Volunteering as madachrim (teaching assistant) for 7th grade Hebrew or
Cooking Elective

7:05-7:25 pm

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

7:25-8:15 pm

Elective

 

Elective

Judaism and Public Policy

(Rabbi Jaffe)

Monthly Mindfulness and Mussar

(Cantor Sternlieb)

 

Elective Choices

Click here to view the form for Elective Choices 

Trips

One may participate in a trip without being enrolled in Genesis, except for the 10th grade confirmation program in which participation in the Confirmation class is a requirement of the trip.

8-9th Grade—Jewish New York overnight (January 28-29, 2019)

10th Grade—RAC Trip (January 11-14, 2019)

11-12th Grade—Trip to Los Angeles (March 8-11, 2019)

 

Our new model for Monday night was developed with the following goals in mind:

  • Build community
  • Provide high quality curricular content in an informal, engaging environment

 

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Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780