At Temple Israel, our teens are part of a meaningful, joyful, and connected community as they explore and deepen their Jewish identity. Our teens learn to become leaders, advocate for their ideas, and gain ownership and agency over their education and their Jewish journey.
Registration for the 5782/2021-22 school year is now open! Access to registration for members as well as non-members, is through the member and non member portals.
Interested in joining our program? Contact Fallon Rubin, Assistant Director of Teen Education to find out more or click below to sign-up.Register for Teen Programs
The Tent is a Jewish Learning Community for Greater Boston Teens at Temple Israel of Boston. In partnership with our Jewish neighbors, we connect teens with a diversity of voices to strengthen them as learners, as thinkers, and as young American Jews.
In the Classroom:
- Every year, a cohort of teens in 8th-12th grades serve as student teachers. The goal of the Madrichim Program is to help our teens develop as leaders and teachers, and to provide our Religious School students with excellent role models. Teens apply to the program in the spring and are offered positions over the summer. Each student receives a small volunteer stipend each semester.
- Throughout the year, Madrichim focus on developing skills in small group facilitation, classroom management, and experiential lesson-planning. In addition to hands-on learning in the classroom or on Zoom, Madrichim will also receive targeted support and training on differentiated instruction in a series of eight development meetings led by experts in the field.
In the Library:
Teens also have the opportunity to work as library assistants in the Dr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center on Sundays. Working with our librarian, library assistants learn the basics of working in a library, such as shelving, checking items in and out, assisting library users with research questions, as well as other projects that may come up. The application process and stipend are the same as mentioned above.