Our Wednesday Night School offers social and educational opportunities for teenagers eager to prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, who are interested in contemporary issues, and who want to do tikkun olam while gaining knowledge of Jewish traditions.
Wednesday Night School programs are developed by teenagers for teenagers, under the guidance of Education Director Dorice Horenstein. Teens engage with youth from other synagogues in city-wide Jewish teen events and gatherings (including Israeli dancing). Hot topics of discussion often focus on gossip, peer pressure, bullying, sexuality, modesty, alcohol and drugs.
Torah lessons examine issues of jealousy and gratitude (among others). Once a month, Wednesday Night School teens engage in a mitzvah project that takes them outside the synagogue to help the community at large.