JTEENS – MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Both the Religious School Committee (Lauren Coelho, chairperson) and the Youth Activities Committee (Nancy Marin, chairperson) are working to provide educational, social and service programming for our teens grades eight through twelve.
TEEN SOCIAL LIFE
This “season” of teen social programming began in August with an afternoon pool party and picnic at the Nehiley’s home in Taunton. Parents of teens, siblings of teens and the teens themselves enjoyed celebrating summer and just plain hanging out – bringing to life the motto of our community “A Family of Friends @ Agudath Achim” and the name of our Facebook page.
The Youth Activities committee meets in early September 2015 to complete planning for the remainder of 2015 and into 2016. Please check the most recent newsletter for updated information.
EDUCATION FOR LIFE
One key focus in 2015-2016/5776 is suicide prevention education. No programming is scheduled at this time, but we are meeting with community leaders and resources to develop our participation.
Rabbi Heath and the Religious School Committee have invited teens interested in both working and volunteering in our Religious School to be a part of this expanded effort of having our teens “make a difference” to their younger classmates, to the community and, through the Global Youth Service project, to the world at large. Teens interested in being included should contact Rabbi Heath.
Madrikhim means “assistants” or “guides” in Hebrew – and that is what our Sunday morning teens are – they are “guides on the side”. 5776 marks the fourth year they have been a part of our school. A few have graduated and gone to college and more have joined us after their own Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.
Teens choose to be a part of school on Sunday and/or Thursday each week. Teens have an opportunity to work with students of varying ages. Their role in assisting younger students with Hebrew is especially valuable.
Contact Rabbi Heath at for more information. Your teen may choose to participate during any year between 8th and 12th grades.