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Teen Program

Teens can get involved in B’nai Tikvah in several ways, including:

Post-Mitzvah Teen Group 

Open to all teens in grades 8-12, this group meets monthly on Sundays from 5:30-7:30 pm. Participants enjoy a pizza supper followed by an exploration of topics of interest to teens, led by Rabbinic/Cantorial Intern Josh Schreiber and Religious School Director/Lead Teacher Michelle Langmead. Past programs focused on The Secrets of Sukkot, Anti-Semitism Through History and Chanukah and the December Dilemma.

This year's topics include:
September - How do you Measure Up? What are ways we evaluate ourselves? Let’s explore what it means to take stock in who we are and who we want to be. 

October How we grieve.  When a Jewish person dies, what do we do? Why do we sit shiva? Are there different rules for a family member and for a friend? 

November Funeral home field trip

December  — The Challenge of Dual Identity.  During the Maccabee times, some Jews tried to be loyal Jews and Greeks, Can we be loyal Jews and Americans? How do we mesh Torah laws with the laws of our land?

January Books, Books and more books. In religious school, we learned about the Torah, but what about all the other books. Let’s explore the mishnah and talmud. What do these talk about and why are they important?

February Community service project - To be determined

March. The masks we wear- how do we present ourselves vs our authentic selves.

April   What’s Hillel and what will HIllel offer me? A visit from area college students to discuss choices of schools and their involvement in Hillel. 

April - Fun Field trip

All teens in the community are invited to attend. The program is free to Temple members and $90/year for non-Temple members. For more information or to register, contact




B’nai Tikvah Religious School graduates can give back to our community through the Madrichim program. Teens are trained to work with current students and volunteer 1-2 days a week, offering personalized Hebrew reading support as well as being mentors. Under the supervision of our teachers, the madrichim help plan special programs and run games for the students. High school students can receive community service hours.

Tue, October 4 2022 9 Tishrei 5783