Many teens at Hevreh continue to grow as role models in Hevreh’s Religious School while participating in the madrichim program, designed to cultivate Jewish leadership and help our faculty teach in an environment set up for success.
By being a member of HoTY, teens have the opportunity to spend time in unique, teen-only, Jewish spaces and can build trust and comfort with their peers.
For more information on how teens can be involved with Hevreh, contact Jodie Friedman, teen experience coordinator.
Teen Research Training Internship
RTI is a collaborative program, designed to empower teens to create their own Jewish reality. The six 2019 RTIs learn how to use “Participatory Action Research” methods to design a research initiative to better understand the needs, and re-envision teen participation at Hevreh. With successful completion of the program, each intern is to receive a stipend.
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MADRIKH/A: FROM THE HEBREW WORD “TO GUIDE” OR “TO LEAD”
Hevreh’s Madrikhim Program is built for teens who have become Bar or Bat Mitzvah and are looking to continue their Jewish journey as leaders in the Religious and Hebrew School. Our madrikhim are students in 8-12 grade enrolled in either the Pre-Confirmation or Confirmation class. Our madrikhim not only serve as role models and guides to our younger students, but we in turn guide them in developing their teaching and leadership skills while strengthening their Jewish identity.
Open to all Jewish teenagers who have become Bar or Bat Mitzvah, HoTY brings out the best from our teens through worship, educational programs, social gatherings, service opportunities, and peer leadership.
HoTY is a temple youth group (TYG) affiliated with the North American Federation of Temple Youth –Northeast Region (NFTYNE). We are proud to support our teens in building relationships with their Jewish peers in the Berkshires, New England, across the country, and around the world.
After becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah, our 8th grade Pre-Confirmation seminar promotes critical thinking and gets middle schoolers ready for the transition to high school. Our 9-12 grade Confirmation seminar further delves into conversation surrounding the intersection between Judaism and being a teenager, and promotes collaboration with near-peer groups.
Highlights of our five-year post-B’Nai Mitzvah teen curriculum include:
Pre-Confirmation B’Nai Tzedek Youth Awards Grant Giving Program
Pre-Confirmation trip to Israel
Confirmation class creating and putting on the annual Purimshpiel
Pre-Confirmation partnering with the 7th grade B’Nai Mitzvah class to put on the annual Purim Carnival