HOUR 1: 6:45-7:30 PM
WEEKS 1-4: NOVEMBER 20, DECEMBER 4, 11, 18
Jewish Food from Around the World—Melinda Freed
What, exactly, is Jewish food? Some would say it’s any food eaten by Jews, or any food that’s kosher. For many, it’s the foods of one’s own culture (i.e. Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrachi, etc.)–especially traditional Shabbat and holiday fare–that register as specifically “Jewish.” Explore what makes food Jewish as we celebrate Jewish food as amazingly diverse, international, diaspora-driven cuisine.
Café Aroma: Hot Topics of Israel—Barak Naveh
After 2,000 years of exile, the Jewish People were able to establish the modern State of Israel! Ever since then, Israel has been at the center of Jewish identity and world conversation. Step inside one of Israel’s most popular cafés and explore the big issues and dilemmas facing the state of Israel and look to the future and explore what might be
for Israel in the decades to come.
HOUR 1: 6:45-7:30 PM
WEEKS 5-8: JANUARY 8, 22, 29, FEBRUARY 5
The Art of Storytelling—Barak Naveh
You are invited to take a journey through the world of Jewish storytelling. On this journey, you will learn the art and skill of performative storytelling, exploring the ancient stories, personal narrative and techniques on discovering your own unique
Discover your leadership style and develop new leadership skills as we explore leadership through a Jewish lens.
Core Learning Experiences
HOUR 2: 7:45-8:30 PM
NOVEMBER 20-FEBRUARY 5
8th Grade: #MyJewishSnapShot—Rabbi Jessica Locketz
We live in a world filled with images. Whether you are instagramming, snapping, or streaming Netflix, thousands of images are being presented to you every day, each telling a unique story. Now it is YOUR turn to do the storytelling! You will be on the other side of the lens. Get creative and craft new images that tell the story of Jewish
values and customs, and to tell YOUR story!
9th Grade: Cool Jew: The ultimate guide for every member of the tribe—Barak Naveh
Celebrate every aspect of who you are. Decode contemporary Judaism and its cultural and creative expression. Dive into everything from identity, rituals, clothing and cuisine, to holidays, spirituality, diversity, and language. Jew got questions? Jew got answers.
10th Grade: Channeling Our Inner Gandhi: Be The Change
Rabbis Jessica Locketz, Alex Greenbaum and Aaron Meyer
We are living in a world faced with huge social challenges. More than ever teens are becoming involved in these issues and raising their voice to make a difference. In this experience, students will learn how to speak up for what they believe in and take an active role in making a difference. Students will have the opportunity to attend
the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar in partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), where they will have an impact our country as they share their
views on social justice topics with decision-makers on Capitol Hill.