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Chai Five  - Teen Learning for 8th - 12th Grades

At Etz Chaim, our students in 8th - 12th grades have the opportunity to continue their Jewish learning experiences after Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Through our Chai Five - Teen Learning Program, our teens engage in discussions that will continue to strengthen their connection to the synagogue and the rabbis. This is accomplished through a variety of intriguing topics to broaden their Jewish view of themselves, the community and world around them.

For our 8th and 9th graders, our newly named B'Yachad, meaning "together", this program will be the perfect first step in our Chai Five program. B'Yachad will be led by Rabbi Adler and involves content, intergenerational activities, and a culminating trip.

Our Chai Five program has a Confirmation track for students in the tenth grade. This program focuses on questions the students have that are guided by the book, Tough Questions Jews Ask,  and will culminate with the students leading services during Pesach.

Our students in the 11th and 12th grades join with the USYers during a few "Wacky Wednesdays" throughout the year to discuss leadership, anti-Semitism on college campuses and maintaining a Jewish connection as they leave home and begin the next step in their journey.

 

 

 

Chai Five - B'Yachad Registration Form

Chai Five Printable Calendar

Chai Five Calendar for 2023 - 2024

B'Yachad - 8th & 9th Grades
Thursdays from TBA
Rabbi Jonathon Adler
 
October 19 & 22
November 2 & 16
December 1 & 14
January 11
February 1, 15 & 29
March 21
April 11 & 18
May 2
Confirmation Class for 10th Grade
Mondays from 5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Taught by Rabbi Dan Dorsch
 
Dates and Times TBA
Senior Seminar for 11th & 12th Grade
Mondays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Taught by Rabbi Dan Dorsch
 
Dates and Times TBA
 
Baccalaureate Service information
 

All classes are in-person

Sat, February 24 2024 15 Adar I 5784