Havayah (“Experience”), our program for post-b’nei mitzvah students, focuses on experiential and discussion-based learning. We aim to build community, foster friendships, challenge our students academically/spiritually, prepare our teens for life as Jewish adults—and, of course, have fun!
Havayah meets each Sunday during the school year from 12:15 to 2:30 PM. Rabbi Mark teaches the classes.
Havayah will explore Reform Jewish identity:
In addition to Sunday classes, our teen program includes field trips and retreats. Learning and having fun together for a full day, or a full weekend, promotes group bonding and a high level of learning beyond what we can accomplish during a two-hour class session.
Every other year, Temple Emanuel holds a confirmation service for high school students who have completed our Havayah teen education program. The service takes place on a Shabbat evening, generally around the holiday of Shavuot. Our next confirmation service will be held during the spring of 2020.
For more information, contact our Interim Curriculum Coordinator, Bobby Stern at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (336)722-6640, ext. 102