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7th Grade

Students meet on Tuesdays to further their Jewish studies, including a unit on the Holocaust. Monthly during their class time, 7th graders participate in “Rosh Hodesh” with Rabbi Lisa Greene or “Shevet Achim” with Rabbi Ryan Daniels.  The 2018-19 dates are October 2, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 5, March 5, and April 16.

Private tutoring and other B’nei Mitzvah preparation meetings begin 6-12 months before their B’nei Mitzvah as well. For more details about the B’nei Mitzvah preparation, please click here.  

Choices for the Year:



7th Grade Social Issues & Jewish Identity-Tuesdays 4:15 pm-6:15 pm

Get to know your classmates, high school students, teachers and rabbis better and in a deeper way as you explore what being Jewish means to you. The experience includes: 

  • caring for the elderly that includes a field trip to a residence for the elderly
  • teen issues and teen empowerment with Response, a Jewish teen resource, and our high school students
  • social issues and Jewish identity in movies–review and discuss movie scenes and create a trailer

For the second hour, all 7th graders are together for a class exploring Jewish history, current events, and more.


7th Grade Visual Arts Studio-Tuesdays 4:15 pm-6:15 pm

Combine exploring different visual art media and interpreting Jewish themes in this studio setting. Expand your skills with different media and the creative process examining a Jewish theme while creating your own art. For the second hour, all 7th graders are together for a class exploring Jewish history, current events, and more.


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6th-12th Grade Selah-Sundays 10:00 am-11:00 am

Selah is a group of 6th–12th graders who sing and/or play musical instruments under the guidance of Cantor David Goldstein and noted song leader and composer, Alan Goodis. Selah creates ensembles to lead worship and become comfortable with song leading. Folk, rock, jazz, and more are part of the program. Selah members:

  • Participate in leading Shabbat and High Holy Day Services 
  • Serve as machoniks, music mentors, to the 3rd & 4th grade Jr. Selah class and the 5th & 6th grade Prayer Jamming Class 
  • Help lead Midweek Hebrew School services

Selah rehearses and leads services at our L’Dor Vador Shabbat Services on Friday nights from 5:15 pm–7:15 pm (please see the calendar for specific dates). 


7th Grade Jr. Machonik-Sundays 9:00 am-11:00 am or Wednesdays 4:15 pm-6:15 pm

If your student likes working with younger students and learns best when teaching something to someone else, they are invited to help Dr. Goodman and the teachers by being a Jr. Machonik on Sundays or Wednesdays. Most of the help needed midweek is with Hebrew in 3rd or 4th grade classes or Individualized Instruction, as a tutor. Let us know when your 7th grader is available.

Mon, May 20 2019 15 Iyar 5779