Get in the Know: Teen Edition (8th-12th)
These teen learning sessions will be a way to bring all teens together to do tzedek work. Examples of the programming are:
-Tashlikh: Prayer Through Songwriting
-Thanksgiving Tikkun: Roots of Tzedakah in the Torah and the Koran (in conjunction with our interfaith work)
These sessions will take place approximately once a month at various locations and will be run by Dov Rosenblatt, Becca Steinman and the Teen Leadership Committee. *Perfect for all IKAR teens to come together and synthesize their learning in a safe and inclusive IKAR space.* Sign up here.
Teen Beit Midrash (8th-12th)
Teens will study topics including Israel, gender and sexuality through a Jewish lens. Learning will be text-based, offering a point of access to Talmud, Midrash and other traditional Jewish literature.
Sessions will take place on Saturdays twice a month at IKAR and be facilitated by Morris Panitz. *Perfect for those who are interested in traditional Jewish learning and how it relates to their lives.* Sign up here.
All IKAR teens are encouraged to join the BBYO chapter that meets in the Westside JCC. BBYO is the world’s leading Jewish pluralistic youth organization that provides fun and meaningful Jewish experiences.
Meetings and programs will take place according to the BBYO calendar and run by BBYO advisors with oversight by Becca Steinman. *Perfect for those who want to meet other Jewish teens through social activities, leadership training and community service.* Sign up here.
Rosh Hodesh-It’s a Girl Thing! & Shevet Achim-The Brotherhood (8th-9th only)
These are nationally acclaimed gendered programs from the Moving Traditions curriculum that focus on personal growth and development through Jewish values, while addressing the challenges of adolescence.
Meetings will take place on Sundays once a month at participants’ homes and will be run by Becca Halpin, Hannah Bubis, and Dov Rosenblatt. *Perfect for those who are interested in learning and self-discovery with a close group of friends.* Sign up here.
TLC: Teen Leadership Committee (10th-12th only)
For IKAR teens who are interested in taking on a leadership role in our Teen Program. TLC will include training in leadership development and program planning.
Meetings will take place on Sundays once a month at a participant’s house. Program run by Becca Steinman. *Perfect for those who are interested in taking on a leadership role in our community.* Sign up here.
For 11th and 12th-graders Only
1. Work in Limudim. We have spots for our 10th-12th graders to work as teachers in our Saturday morning Limudim program. Teens must be able to commit to being at IKAR weekly from 9am-1pm during the school year. If your child is interested, please email Emily Kruskol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Work with little kids in Limudim. We have spots for our 10th-12th graders to serve as madrichim (teacher’s aids) for our younger Limudim students, but students must be able to commit to Saturday mornings from 9:15-12:15 or Tuesdays from4-6pm. If your child is interested in that, please have them email Emily Kruskol at email@example.com.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Join IKAR teens for some learning, some socializing and some yoga on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We will get together on the first morning of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in a place TBD. We also need some help with the kids programs, so please email if you want to help, even if it is just for an hour.
Get Involved & Stay Updated
Join IKAR Teens on Facebook
Join the IKAR Teens facebook group to get information on our upcoming teen events including havdallah and s’mores, volunteering at PATH, teen Shabbat dinner, and whatever else you guys can think up. You can join the group here.
If you have questions or want to help plan events or get involved, email Emily Kruskol at firstname.lastname@example.org.