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Kol Emeth is committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for our teens to explore Judaism, and create authentic lifelong friendships!

KE Teen Program

(The new Kol High)

We are launching a brand new Kol High! Taking into account the pressures of the academic week and the tremendous demands on our teens’ schedules, we have created a new program that will hopefully provide the right blend of meaningful discussions and social engagement at a time that will work within a hectic week. We are committed to making KE a safe and inclusive space for Jewish exploration and authentic lifelong friendships.

Our new program will be meeting approximately twice a month on Saturdays at 6:00pm. Each evening will consist of a hot topic discussion on a current Jewish issue, dinner, Havdallah, and a social activity after Shabbat. We have a fantastic list of guest educators for each session to dive into topics such as social media, intellectual property, euthanasia, capital punishment, abortion, and mental illness. And, we have an awesome line up of fun outings for afterwards, like an escape room and paintball. We will culminate our year of learning with an incredible Shabbaton on the beach.

Each Saturday will be a different topic and a different outing.Specific details for each week will be emailed to registered participants.

IMG_7774We understand that there may be weeks where teens cannot make it, or can only come to part of the evening. Please know that you are always welcome, and we encourage you to come to as many and as much as you can.

To register, please use this link: http://bit.ly/keteens1819

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact our Director of Education, Sarah Miller (sarahmiller@kolemeth.org) or our Community Outreach Coordinator and Youth Advisor, Terrah Yevilov (terrah@kolemeth.org).

We are looking forward to an incredible year together!

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.

Please email our Education Director Sarah Miller for more information.

Madrichim

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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