8th Grade – 12th Grade (Tamid)
Tamid takes place on Tuesday nights from 6:15-8:00 pm. There is an optional dinner each week from 5:45-6:15 pm, with catering from a variety of restaurants and cuisines!
We consistently rotate between a few different themes and types of programming: Jewish studies, current events, social/fun programming, and tikkun olam (social justice) – with a few other fun one-offs sprinkled in. This provides students with an opportunity to go more in depth on a variety of topics of interest to them, and have a good amount of time dedicated to each.
For all students enrolled in Tamid, Talmud Torah Tuesdays (TTT) are required for attendance. This allows our teen community to have critical mass at least once a month, which creates ruach (spirit), cohesion, relationships, and a venue for communicating upcoming opportunities. While we understand that other obligations compete for the very limited time in a teen’s schedule, we would like for them to show a concerted effort to be engaged with our post-B’nai Mitzvah congregational community by attending as many Tuesdays as possible during the month, but prioritizing that TTT week. Additionally, we hope that in creating this type of programming, there will be an exciting and critical mass of teens present, which is necessary to build a kehilah kedosha, a holy learning community.
Tamid is structured this way to provide a little bit of everything to all of our students, all in an environment that allows kids across grades and interests to learn a lot, be involved in their communities, and have fun!
Confirmation 10th -12th Grade
Just as a child takes responsibility for selfhood at the point of Bar or Bat Mitzvah, our teens take responsibility for the Jewish community at the point of Confirmation. They spend the year learning with our clergy what exactly Judaism is, and then talking about what they want the Jewish community to be. The capstone project is a group effort to create a Confirmation ritual (sometimes a service, other times something totally different) that communicates the class’s values and vision for Jewish life in the future.
More information will be available closer to the beginning of the school year.
Register for Tamid
If you are not yet a member of our community but would like to register your children for religious school, please email our Executive Director ShowClick Here to View Contact Information to learn more about how you can join our community.
Please note that the first step in the registration process is completing your annual giving pledge. Please contact ShowClick Here to View Contact Information if you have any questions.
Teacher’s Assistants (Madrichim)
A madrich (m) or madricha (f) is an 8th-12th grade student aid who acts as an assistant to teachers, students, and staff on Sunday mornings during Kehillat Limmud (religious school). Madrichim (plural) help students learn Hebrew, guide their art projects, and provide assistance wherever needed. Madrichim can serve in classrooms, the office, or as buddies for students who need extra support.
Madrichim are an integral part of the Kehillat Limmud experience and our school would not run so smoothly without them! These teens are truly leaders in our community!
New madrichim participate in madrichim training, which consists of training classes on Sunday mornings in the fall, followed by class rotations. More details will be available closer to the start of the school year. These rotations enable our students to immediately put into practice the lessons they are learning, and experience working with different grade levels to get a feel for which grades they might prefer to work with. Beginning in January, madrichim-in-training are assigned to a class for the rest of the year.
Madrichim have the option to be paid for their time or receive community service hours. Enrollment in Tamid is required for all madrichim-in-training and madrichim through 10th grade.