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8th & 9th Grade Elective: Art Journaling Exploration

Taught by Taylor Epstein

This class will provide a space for you to explore your own creative practice. No art skill is necessary — just a willingness to take a breath and try something new! Each session will include:

  1. a spiritual grounding
  2. a text study
  3. art making

We will be exploring the themes of self-empathy, embracing change and looking towards the future. (inspired by the Jewish Studio Process methodology)

8th & 9th Grade Elective: Jewish Food Justice and Baking

Taught by Teen Education Program Director Chelsea Mandell and Special Guests

Come learn about food from a Jewish perspective, what we eat and how we consume it. We will learn about ethical eating with topics regarding Kashrut, treatment towards animals and what rituals Judaism offers us around food. Each of our last two sessions will include a baking workshop, to end our learning with some tasty treats!

10th Grade: Israel 101

Taught by Director of Learning and Educational Innovation Sarah Lauing & Associate Rabbi Jon Prosnit

Students will explore their relationship with the land, state and people of Israel. We will consider Israel through various lenses and strive to understand the Jewish connection, Reform connection and personal connection to Israel. We will discuss many topics surrounding Israel, so come to class ready for exploration and please bring your questions!

11th & 12th: Getting Ready to Go — “Packing” for your Jewish Life After High School

Taught by Associate Rabbi Heath Watenmaker

What does it mean to look at the world through a Jewish lens? We’ll explore some of life’s big questions relating to Jewish Life on Campus, Israel, God, Spirituality and Personal Jewish Practice. We will learn together through informal discussions as we consider Jewish wisdom throughout the ages on these topics. Students will develop the tools they’ll need to find their own answers as well, and consider how to start “packing” their Judaism for the next stage of their lives.

Mon, March 1 2021 17 Adar 5781