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Chai Five  - Teen Learning for 8 - 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 which will continue to strengthen their connection to the synagogue and the rabbi. This is accomplished through a variety of intriguing topics to broaden their Jewish view of themselves, the community and world around them.
This year, our 8th and 9th graders will virtually discuss Being Better: Performing Mitzot in the Time of the Pandemic.
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 Calendar for 2021 - 2022

8th & 9th Grades - Hot Topics Plus 
Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Taught by Associate Rabbi Micah Miller
October 20 & 27
November 3 & 17
December 8
January 12
February 9
March 2, 9 & 23
April 13 & 20
Confirmation (10th Grade)
Mondays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Taught by Rabbi Dan Dorsch
November 1 & 15
December 6
January 10
February 7 & 28
March 14 & 21
April 11 - Confirmation Rehearsal
April 17 - Confirmation Ceremony during services
Senior Seminar for 11th and 12th Grades
Mondays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Taught by Rabbi Dan Dorsch
November 15
February 7
April 11
May 1 - Baccalaureate Ceremony for Graduating Seniors
Baccalaureate Service information

click here.

Chai Five Printable Calendar

All classes are in-person

Thu, August 18 2022 21 Av 5782