Teen Programs

June 2023 

Dear Families of Our Teens: 

At Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation, our Junior / Senior programs for grades 8-12 will be offered to our teens for a fee of $150.00.  If any of our students wish to invite non-member friends to join, the fee is $250.00. All 10th grade confirmation students will have tuition of $500.00; however, membership to the Teen Program is included. 

We at Temple Or Elohim ACRC strongly believe that our children are the future of our synagogue. Under the direction of the undersigned Deborah E. Tract, Director of Lifelong Learning, as well as Cantor David Katz, a new and transformed Hebrew High Teen Program has been created to assemble our teens together for exciting discussions, programs, trips, socializing, and more. 

As you are aware, Jewish education is a lifelong practice that does not stop after your Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Our teen program will be a two year program leading up to Confirmation, which takes place in 10th grade. We will meet one Monday evening per month from 6:30 to 7:45PM for pizza and socialization. The teens will meet new friends and engage in hot topic discussions of the challenges our teens are facing today, including but certainly not limited to antisemitism. We will participate in social action projects as well as programming that affects teens in today’s world.  We expect to offer exciting field trips and hope to entertain some interesting guest speakers. 

This is a hands-on program that gives our teens the opportunity to stay connected to our synagogue beyond their bat or bar mitzvah. We would like to see all our teens become involved in the TEEN PROGRAM.  Please register by emailing office@templeorelohim.com and submitting payment to the office by July 31, 2023. 

Deborah E. Tract, Director of Lifelong Learning

For more information , please contact our Director of Lifelong Learning, Deborah Tract
(516) 433-9888 Ext 15