Through Yachad Teens, TBA 7th-8th grade students continue their Jewish learning into their high school years. Yachad Teens students deepen their belonging to to Jewish friends within their community. Through interactive learning, participants will deepen their Jewish skills and knowledge, and be challenged to think about how Judaism can bring meaning to their lives and enrich their thinking and decisions.
Yachad Teens meets once per week, comes with Premier Teen Membership for access to teens and USY programs, and a special annual weekend trip just for Yachad Teens participants. Yachad Teens incorporates into the mix interactive conversations, debates, painting, arts and crafts, creative writing, song, meditation, acting, improv, cooking and media into the curriculum. Students participate in field trips and encounters with guest speakers throughout the year.
Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm - Includes Pizza Dinner!
Tuition for 7th* - 8th Graders**: $1,600.00***
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*This program qualifies for the Jewish Education requirement towards for a B’nei Mitzvah at Temple Beth Am.
**This program qualifies to meet Camp Ramah's Jewish education requirements.
***Tuition includes weekly meetings, special weekend events and Premier Teen membership
Sample Tuesday Schedule and Topics
Sample Curriculum Breakdown
Becoming a Highly Effective Teen:
Taught through the Lens of Sean Covey’s Book and the Wisdom of the Jewish practice of Mussar
Our 7th grade class will be led by Morah Barbara Heller, who developed the original sensory stimulating and artistic curriculum for this program. For over 20 years, Barbara Heller, has been writing and teaching in many Jewish organizations on many subjects, including Jewish studies, mindful awareness, singing, creative writing, theatre, acting, dance, Hebrew language, and prayer. Ms. Heller has studied Torah subjects and the Hebrew language at Midreshet Rachel, Nishmat, Pardes, Isralight, and Jewel. She also studied performing arts subjects at several highly acclaimed theatre arts schools around the world, and works as an voice-over artist, writer and actress.
Our 8th grade class will be led by Emily Holzman. Emily is entering her third year at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and for the last two years she has been a Rosh Hodesh group leader and Family and Teen Educator at Beth Am. Emilypreviously served as a creative and dynamic educator at, Jewish summer camps throughout California as well as Sinai Temple, Temple Aliyah, Leo Baeck Temple, and Temple Adat Elohim. Before Rabbinical School, Emily served the IKAR community as the Assistant Director and Interim Director of IKAR’s religious school, Limudim.