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IMG_7774At Kol Emeth, we see our teens as דֻּגְמָאוֹת, (role models) for younger students, as well as burgeoning Jewish adults in their own right. We value continued Jewish education and social opportunities for our teens.

Kol High

We are excited to announce the launch of a new program for our 8th-12th graders. Meeting approximately twice a month on Saturdays at 6pm, this informal program will consist of a hot topic discussion featuring an expert guest speaker, dinner, havdalah, and a fun activity.
(Kol Emeth membership is not required for Kol High participation – all Jewish teens in the area are invited to join this program!)

We have amazing guest speakers who will lead each of our sessions.

Featured Topics Include:
Intellectual Property
Capital Punishment

2019 Dates:
January 12
January 26
February 2
February 23
March 2
March 23
This year will culminate with a Shabbaton on the beach from:
April 12-14.

Each program is graciously hosted by a Kol Emeth congregant. Locations will be provided to registered teens.

Please email our Education Director Sarah Miller for more information.



Sophia madricha pic

Kol Emeth’s teen Madrichim program provides our teens with an opportunity to give back to the community while providing creative leadership for younger grades during the Saturday morning Kol Shabbat program.

To join our stellar team of madrichim please contact Sarah Miller.

To read more about the program, and what makes an ideal applicant, please view the cover letter for 2018-2019.

Kol Shabbat Madrichim (9th-12th graders) Our teen madrichim are teachers and role models in our Shabbat morning program. Madrichim gather one evening a week for training, lesson-planning, and social time together. Then on Shabbat morning, they serve as teachers for our 3r​ d​ and 4t​ h​ grade students and role models and leaders in Jr. Congregation. Madrichim then meet on Shabbat morning to teach the class and lead the services. They also provide individual tutoring for students leading parts of the service and for those who are looking for a little extra help with specific prayers. Madrichim choose whether to be paid or to count their work toward community service hours.

The word “Madrich” (מדריכ) is often translated as “counselor,” and also means teacher and guide. Literally, a Madrich is “one who shows the way.” Our Madrichim are counselors who enjoy leading fun educational activities for our younger students. They are teacher​s of prayer (both skills and meaning) and guides (enthusiastic role models  in our Jr. Congregation service to help make services fun and meaningful)
The Kol Shabbat program takes place on approximately ​25 Shabbat mornings​ over the course of the year (September through May). And does not meet during school vacations.

Everyone is welcome in our egalitarian Jewish community