The high school classes are taught by Rabbi Margolis and are designed to create memorable experiences in the lives of teenagers and help each student define themself as a Jew. Through lively and engaging discussions, students will explore and challenge their values, philosophy and belief in God. High school classes meet on alternate Sunday mornings, and begin with bagels, doughnuts and juice and informal schmoozing.
Students completing their 10th grade year will participate in the confirmation service held near the holiday of Shavuot.
This year’s confirmation service will be held Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m.
NEW! Post-Confirmation Class
Last year’s confirmation class enjoyed studying with Rabbi Ari so much that they did not want it to end. In response, Rabbi Ari will be teaching a monthly post-Confirmation class for high school juniors and seniors, with 15 teens already registered! The class will continue their discussions as well as participate in hands-on mitzvah projects beginning with packing for Maot Chitim on September 18.
Madrichim (High School Teaching Assistants)
Or Shalom high school students, who are enrolled in our religious school program, are eligible to become madrichim (teaching assistants) in our primary grade Sunday school classes, the school office and in our weekday Hebrew school program. Admission to this program is based on the student’s level of commitment, enthusiasm and willingness to be part of a team. The students and teachers rely on the madrichim support and one-to-one help they provide in the classroom. The madrichim also serve as role models for our younger students.