As our 7th graders begin preparing for their transition to Jewish adulthood and approaching Bar/Bat Mitzvah, their religious school program begins to shift as well. On Monday evenings, 7th grade students will meet in conjunction with our high school program.
6:00-6:30 Master Prayer Class and B’nai Mitzvah Preparation
Student who have already become Bar/Bat Mitzvah or students who test out of this component are welcome to join us for dessert and nosh in the social hall at this time.
6:30-8:00 Class sessions
Each seventh grade student will experience three areas of study over the course of the year. The units of study will be project based thematic units:
- Jewish Identity – Seventh grade is often a time of searching for self understanding. Our seventh grade program is designed to create opportunities for our students to develop a better understanding of their Jewish identity through developing connections between Jewish text and their surrounding world as well as exploring other religions.
- Living Jewish – An opportunity for students to explore what it means to live a Jewish life post B’nai Mitzvah
- Holocaust – An in-depth study of the Holocaust that will explore the nature of the perpetrators, the victims and the bystanders. A visit to one of the Holocaust museums will be included.