The Sinai High program will provide a quality, dynamic Jewish education for students in Grades 7th
grades. Students will be taught by top-notch educators in an engaging format, and our community comes together to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere which will promote dialogue amongst the students. The program will be divided into three distinct blocks of times starting with the core class.
As teens are finding their own voice, our goal is to provide a variety of unique Jewish experiences within the classroom, in our community, and as individuals so that teens can successfully create their own Jewish narrative.
First Period - Core Classes (year -long courses)
Wrestling with Humanity in the Holocaust
American Jewish History
Second Period - Hevre and Hevruta
Second period will be a unique program slot which we have titled “Hevre
” The title of this program slot, Hevra
, meaning group of friends, and Hevruta
, referring to the traditional form of Jewish text study, truly epitomizes the goals of this new program. During this half hour the students will all gather together in one meeting space, to socialize, build community, and learn together across the grades. Some of the topics will include:
- Current Events
- Leadership Development
- Hot Topics for Teens
- Israeli Culture; and
- Holiday Programming
In this second period, the 7th graders will have The Cycle of Our Lives for the first trimester which is approximately 10 weeks.
Third Period - Electives
This period of the evening will be dedicated to elective choices. The electives will run for one trimester (approximately 10 weeks) and will be varied in level and subject matter, allowing students to choose according to their own interests. For the 2016-2017 year, there will be three distinct trimesters. The first two trimesters will consist of ten week long electives and the last trimester will consist of several “choose your own” elective sessions that students will choose at the beginning of each class session.
In addition to the standard evening of learning, special programming will also be offered throughout the year as a complement to the classroom learning. These experiences will include:
- Mitzvah trips
- Dinners throughout the year prior to the start of class
- Holiday programming; and Collaborative programs with USY, Temple Sinai’s teen youth group.
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