The eighth-grade program at Beth Emet has several different components, all geared towards developing leadership skills and fostering a sense of community.
The eighth-grade curriculum at Beth Emet is geared towards developing leadership skills and fostering a sense of community. Our Mitzvah Corps program teaches that Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) is an important, necessary, and authentic Jewish response to the challenges facing our society; recognizing that our actions, choices, and speech as opportunities to express Jewish values. Mitzvah Corps meets twice each month, both in classroom sessions and site-visits at local social service agencies. Through this hands-on approach, Mitzvah Corps students will learn to analyze the root causes of social justice issues, gain an understanding of how systemic inequities are connected, and discuss constructive responses to build a more just future.
The Madrichim in Training program is an elective for students who wish to become teaching assistants (madrich(a), pl: madrichim) in a Beit Sefer classroom as high school students. Through lessons with trained childhood educators and visiting Beit Sefer classrooms, Madrichim in Training will achieve the skills necessary to help facilitate learning in synagogue classrooms, sure to travel with students into high school and beyond.