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Curriculum: 9th Grade

9thGradeYouthActivist Judaism

The goal of the year is to illuminate and explore the connections between Jewish texts and traditions and the way we live our lives as Jewish adults. The value—and the fun—of service should stick with the students from this year into the future. Two-thirds of the classes are held at Temple Beth Am. During the other sessions, our students, teachers, and parents visit various sites around Seattle on “Mitzvah Days,” in order to volunteer our time and energy to various causes and agencies. This is when we do the work of repairing the world— it is when we truly live Tikkun Olam.

All ninth through twelfth graders are also encouraged to become Madrichim (teacher helpers), and become involved with our outstanding Beth Am Temple Youth group, BATY.

Schedule for 9th graders:

Two out of three Tuesday evenings: One out of three Tuesday evenings:
6:15 – 6:45 PM: Services in Sanctuary, led by the rabbis 6:15 – 6:35 PM: Parents drive students to agencies
6:45 – 8:15 PM: Small group classes or large group programs 6:35 – 7:55 PM: Volunteer work
  7:55 – 8:15 PM: Parents drive students back from agencies