Grade 7 & Beyond @ SCJLL

Kitah Sheva – 7th Grade

Kitah Sheva is our fun and meaningful 7th grade program here at Temple Aliyah. 7th grade students meet here twice a month on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:00-8:15 pm.  This important program is for our teens as learn and grow into young adults, it is not only for those students in Bar/Bat Mitzvha preparation. However, these sessions are part of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation and are mandatory for all 7th graders.

Facing History and Ourselves


On the first Thursday of each month, our kids will take part in our Facing History and Ourselves class. The motto of Facing History is “People make choices. Choices make history.” This class tackles two areas which are critical to building identity in kids who are getting into their teenage years: social justice and history. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives. Through the Facing History program our students will gain critical thinking skills, empathy and tolerance, civic responsibility, and the belief they can make a difference in the world. As our boys and girls grow up into young Jewish men and women, we want them to know where they have come from, who they are becoming, and where they are headed. 

If you have questions or want to learn more please contact Rabbi Adam Schafer, Director of the SCJLL at rabbiadam@templealiyah.org.

Moving Traditions


We’re so excited for Third Thursdays Moving Traditions! Moving Traditions is a national organization that aims to inspire hewish teens to live fuller lives and to work for a better world for all. mur two Moving Traditions programs are Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! (for girls) and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood (for boys). These intimate, gender-specific groups provide our teens a safe space to share and build community.

If you have questions or want to learn more please contact Sarah Kayne, Director of Youth and Teen Engagement at skayne@templealiyah.org.



Coming soon… In the meantime, please visit our Youth opportunities.

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