At Beth Emet we are committed to providing post-B’nai Mitzvah education that encourages spirituality and deep engagement with Jewish questions and sources. We recognize becoming B’nai Mitzvah as an important time of transition in one’s Jewish life and education, and we offer courses through twelfth grade accordingly. Each of our teen classes encourage students to explore Judaism while thinking critically, approaching social justice as an important mitzvah. Students who participate in our teen classes develop a love for and commitment to Judaism, a strong sense of self and community, and the ability to speak thoughtfully on questions of God, Torah and Israel.
Seventh grade Gesher students learn to identify Jewish values in their lives. In eighth grade, Mitzvah Corps teaches about the root causes of social inequalities, and ways teenagers can help make change. Ninth and Tenth build their civic engagement tookboxes in Chavayah, while eleventh grade Talmidim (students) participate in self-directed group study on Israel. Finally, twelfth grade Kabbalat Torah participants study theology with Rabbi London.