One year from their special day, students will join Temple Judea's Beit Midrash class to develop their skills in the Avodah (prayer) pillar.
Beit Midrash, meaning “House of Study,” allows students to learn both as a community and independently, proceeding at their own unique pace, while also experiencing the fundamental connection with peers, teen mentors, and teachers. This beautiful and uniquely Jewish way of learning is how students have learned Torah and Talmud for centuries. Our sacred space, the Goor Sanctuary, will become a second home for students, so that when they arrive at their own special Mitzvah day, that space will feel comfortable and warm.
The class meets as a “drop in” session every Wednesday from 3:45-6:15 and is conducted by expert educators, members of the clergy, and Madrichim (counselors). Each student should plan to come for a minimum of one hour, but may stay the entire time to work with teachers and madrichim if they wish. They can arrive at ANY POINT between 3:45 and 5:15, and will be checked in, welcomed, and given instructions for the hour. Every student receives a punch card that certifies what they’ve accomplished and what they still need to do, so they are never in the dark about the work they should be doing. Teachers remain in contact with parents throughout the process as well. In addition, there is a regular Zoom class offered weekly for one hour on Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM, taught by one of our expert teachers, as a makeup opportunity should a student need more time.
Families may also elect to add private tutoring for an additional fee. Accommodations may also be available for students with special needs.
If your have additional questions, are staring this process late, or think your family may need additional tutoring or accommodations, please reach out.