Sunday Lunch & Learn | Congregation Beth Am

Sunday Lunch & Learn

Sunday Lunch & Learn

6th-9th Grades
Vicki Streeter, Interim Program Director
Sunday Lunch & Learn meets: 2-3 Sundays a month from 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Students will enjoy a rotating menu of pizza, bagels, pasta and sandwiches that will ensure they are ready to learn!

There will be time for the students to get to know their peers who are all working for a common good.

6th & 7th Grade Lunch & Learn combines formal and informal learning while building community. The curricular content areas for this class will be Jewish values and Torah study.

8th & 9th Grade Lunch & Learn -- Make a Difference! 
Maimonides wrote “See yourself as though the entire world is held in balance, and any one deed you do could tip the scales for you and the entire world to the good.” Lunch & Learn  for 8th and 9th grade (Make a Difference) is ​a hands-on opportunity for students to put Jewish values into action.  Students will study the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that make a person a mensch, and will use their critical thinking and leadership skills to make a difference in the community. The program follows  a two year curriculum with 4-6 units per year, each consisting of three sessions -- one session of planning, one session of a field project and one session to wrap up and make connections. For example, when they study homelessness, they will visit and volunteer at a shelter run by LifeMoves. Some of the field projects will be directed by the instructors, others will come from the students’ ideas, making this their program. The instructors will link the projects to ritual and ethical mitzvot, such as tzedakah and advocacy.  The group will explore the mitzvot on their personal terms and find meaning in the wisdom of our sages. As our Midrash teaches “All that God created, God made to be improved.”

Regarding Sunday Lunch and Learn Food: Beth Am provides a variety of kid-friendly meals and water during during each session. If your student has special dietary needs of any kind, please contact us at youthed@betham.org. The lunch schedule will be posted before the program begins.

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We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to "do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).