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8th-12th Grade Programs

Enrolling in 8th-12th grade provides our teens access to a multitude of opportunities for learning, engagement, community building and leadership:

Teen Nights (8th-12th Grade)
Trips (8th-12th Grades)
Madrichim (8th-12th Grades)
Beth Am Temple Youth (9th-12th Grades) or BAJY (8th Grade)

8th-12th Grade Teen Nights (includes Confirmation)
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:15 PM

Our 8th-12th graders create their own vibrant teen community on Wednesday nights, building relationships and engaging in meaningful learning opportunities with our clergy and educators. Each session begins with intentional grade level community building and social emotional check-ins. Teens are offered a panoply of elective opportunities to pursue their own interests in social justice, the arts and more. Teen Nights will take place in a hybrid format that will allow for the accessibility of online learning as well as in-person relationship building. Visit our FAQ page about our new Teen Night program!

In 10th grade, Confirmation offers an important milestone along the Jewish teen journey, culminating in a meaningful, engaging ceremony.  Confirmation students learn with our clergy in their cohort on Wednesday nights, and have the option to attend a special L'taken social justice seminar to Washington, D.C. with their class. More information coming soon!

Trips (8th-12th Grades)
Connected to our teen night programming, teens at Beth Am have the opportunity to travel with our teen community for immersive experiences like our civil rights trip to the American South and the Confirmation L'taken social justice seminar to Washington, D.C. 2021-2022 trip offerings and dates coming soon!

Madrichim (8th-12th Grades)
Teens gain valuable work or volunteer experience engaging our younger students in Beth Am’s Youth Education Programs. Madrichim support our teachers by assisting with lessons, maintaining classroom management, and modeling Jewish values through their participation and leadership skills.

To become a Madrich, please fill out this application. A parent will also need to register your teen through the Youth Education registration system. 

Questions? Contact Lauren Bohne, Teen Education Program Director.

Beth Am Temple Youth — BATY (9th-12th Grades) or Beth Am Junior Youth — BAJY (8th Grade)
Our teen youth group provides a space for 9th-12th graders to plan and lead relaxing social mixers and hands-on experiences that build a meaningful teen community. Events include social, cultural, educational and social action opportunities.

8th graders are welcome to join and lead BAJY, our Beth Am Junior Youth Group.

Want to get involved? Contact Lauren Bohne, Teen Education Program Director.

Wed, January 19 2022 17 Sh'vat 5782