Our JTJ 7th grade program focuses on a variety of social issues.

Students will foster their sense of tikkun olam - the Jewish obligation to better the world around them - and share the Jewish vocabulary behind our people's commitment to tzedek (justice) and g'milut chasadim (acts of lovingkindness). Students will engage in social action, build relationships with one another & the Jewish people, and deepen their own Jewish identities.  During each session, students will participate in a hands-on experience, and consider potential ways to be advocates and vehicles of change in the world. Students may earn volunteers hours for their school. The year will conclude with each student presenting, individually or as a group, at Mitzvah Day.

Please note that the 7th grade program is a required part of becoming a B’nei Mitzvah at Temple Judea. However, it does not include Hebrew learning, which, during the 7th grade, is incorporated into the b'nei mitzvah preparatory program.


Earn up to 5 service hours
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED: We will meet Sundays from 12pm-1:30pm & Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Unit 1 - Homelessness & Hunger
Sunday, August 27th
Wednesday, September 6th
Wednesday, October 4th
Sunday, October 15th: 12pm-2pm - Shopping on a Budget at Ralphs

Unit 2 - Animal Protection
Wednesday, November 1st
Sunday, November 12th: Trip (Time TBD)

Unit 3 - Civil Rights
Wednesday, November 29th
Sunday, December 10th
Sunday, January 7th

Unit 4 - Environment & Climate Change
Sunday, January 24th: Tu B'shvat
Wednesday, February 7th
Sunday, February 25th

Unit 5 - LGBTQ+ Rights & Equality
Wednesday, March 6th
Sunday, March 17th

Unit 6 - Senior Citizens & Elder Care
Wednesday, April 3rd
Sunday, April 14th: (Time TBD)

Conclusion - Mitzvah Project Presentations
Wednesday, May 1st - Presentation Prep
Sunday, May 5th - Presentation Prep
Sunday, May 19th - 11am-2pm - Mitzvah Day Presentations!
Wednesday, May 22nd - "Graduation" Celebration


Click below for information about our B’nei Mitzvah preparatory program