New Night & New Classes offered East of the River for Jewish teens!

(East of the River, CT) – Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect) is excited to introduce a new year of programming in East of the River communities for teens in grades 8 through 12.

Beginning on Tuesday, October 16th, JTConnect will offer exciting new classes for teens. Meeting twice monthly, students will have the opportunity to study with area educators and clergy to study, experience, and live Judaism.

“Doing Judaism” is important in this program held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The evening is divided into 2 periods with a break for socializing in between.

During the first period of this active learning program, teens will be divided up by grade level to take classes that comprise a core curriculum.

8th and 9th Graders program, “You Can Count On Me…And I Can Be Counted Upon!,”  focuses on what is expected of young, post bar/bat mitzvah teens as they become full members of the Jewish community. And, what can they expect from the community in return?

10th Graders focus on confirming their understanding of what it means to be a Jew.

The 11th and 12th Grade core curriculum, “Ready, Set, Go!,” includes: The College Process Through Jewish Eyes, Israel Advocacy and Going Out Into the World as a Jewish Young Adult

2nd period is for electives! In mixed grade groups, teens learn together to see the world through Jewish eyes. Topics include: Jewish Cooking; Jews and the Media; Creating Jewish Heirlooms

Teens will have the opportunity to participate in special field trip and social action projects.

Classes are held at Temple Beth Hillel, 20 Baker Lane, South Windsor, CT and are open to the entire community. No prior experience or membership is required.

To register or for more information, contact the JTConnect office at 860-727-6110 or visit our website at www.jtconnect.org.

Jewish Teen Learning Connection is a learning and social community that offers a rich experience for teens, enhancing their connection to Jewish heritage, traditions and values. The program is designed for students in 6th through 12th grades. Synagogue membership is not required.