Teen Programs 8th-12th Grade

emmy atlas 2021Meet  Emmy Atlas,  Coordinator, Formal Teen Educational Programs 

 Emmy has been a member of the JLP staff for the past 4 years and has been working in Jewish education for the past 12 years, teaching both Hebrew reading and Judaic studies as well as preschool at two Greater MetroWest synagogues. In addition to her experience as a formal Jewish educator, Emmy previously served the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest as the Jewish Family Concierge for Montclair and is the former Director of Youth and Community Programs at a local synagogue. Emmy spent a year as the Greater MetroWest Rishonim coordinator and has hosted several Israeli exchange students in her home.  When Emmy is not teaching she enjoys walking, exercising, baking challah, and spending time with her family and friends. 


Teen Programs 8th-12th Grades

HAMAKOM:THE PLACE MAKOM: THE PLACE for Formal Learning 8th and 9th Grade with Rabbinical Assistant Max Edwards
Mondays (1x a month),
10th Grade Confirmation Class with Rabbi Vaisberg 6:30 PM
Wednesdays (1x a month), 6:30 pm A chance for teens in 8th, 9th and 10th grade to continue their formal education, once a month We supply the dinner, materials and important topics. This coming year, students will study Jewish values found in social action and social justice. We will look at issues from a Jewish point of view such as the environment, hunger, visiting the sick, helping the orphan, lobbying, and more. The year will end with a local field trip.
TTO, Teen Tikkun Olam, a Temple B’nai Abraham group for teens in grades 8-12 meets one to two times a month. The goal of TTO is to volunteer in our synagogue and larger community. By making a difference in meaningful ways, we hope to nourish the expanding mind and soul of our Jewish teens. We help them explore how doing for others can be a miraculous moment for both the giver and receiver. Additionally, we give teens the opportunity to become the philanthropic leaders of our teen community! Join the TTO team and make a world of difference! For questions, contact Arleen Lichtenstein, alichtenstein@tbanj.org or 973-994-3950.
Cost to join is $50 for Temple members and $72 for non-members.
JLP MADRICHIM IN TRAINING (MIT PROGRAM) The MIT program helps young adults entering 8th-12th grade gain valuable leadership skills and teaching experience while helping the JLP implement a warm and nurturing education program for our younger children. MIT’s have the opportunity to work independently with younger students and as a member of the teaching staff. They are helpers, assistant teachers and friends! MITs will learn various teaching techniques and receive concrete practical life experience. MITs have the ability to encourage a new generation of students to recognize the value of giving back to the community and staying involved in Jewish life. Students ages 13-14 are given positions on a volunteer basis. Upon turning 15, MITs are eligible to receive pay. This is a wonderful chance to give back, build a resume, and stay involved in Jewish life! Madrichim are needed for all grade levels (K-6) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. If you would like to make a difference, please contact Melissa Weiner, Director of Jewish Learning at 973-994-3950 or mweiner@tbanj.org.
B’NAI BRITH YOUTH ORGANIZATION Throughout BBYO’s 90 year history, the organization has brought leadership training, community service opportunities, Jewish education, a connection to Israel, and positive identity to thousands of Jewish youth in North America and beyond. Although the structure may differ depending upon the needs and design of the Jewish population, the basis is the same; BBYO provides fun and meaningful Jewish experiences for Jewish teens everywhere. BBYO has always been the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement. As the first and the most dynamically inclusive organization of its kind, every Jewish teen, of all backgrounds, anywhere in the world, will find an experience that provides the foundation for a meaningful Jewish life. Proudly housed at TBA, contact Claudia Minde at cminde@tbanj.org PARENTS ARE TEACHERS

Join TBA clergy and staff for a Passport Series designed for students in 8-12th grade.
Operating on a four year spiral, beginning this coming year, students will participate in four learning sessions geared towards getting ready for one of the following Jewish journeys. Cost to be determined by number of registrants.


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