Learning Beyond B’nai Mitzvah

Reason 2 Be (R2B) | 8th-12th Grade

Teens gather together and laugh

Temple Micah offers a robust teen education program, which we call “R2B” (“Reason 2 Be”). 8th-12th graders meet weekly on Tuesday evenings for dinner and discussion, tackling tough questions, big ideas, and fun Jewish topics. Past discussions have included identity, the history of Jews in the comic book industry, Jewish ritual, social justice, Sephardic and Mizrahi traditions, Jewish ghost stories, and more.

Registration opens in the spring, but 8th-12th graders interested in joining R2B should email Mckinley Edelman, Temple Micah’s Assistant Director of Education, any time during the year at edelman@templemicah.org

Temple Micah membership is required for participation in R2B. For more information about joining Micah, contact Jeannelle D’Isa, Director of Membership.

Leadership Opportunities

Machon Micah Madrichim Leadership Program | 14-18 year olds

Machon Micah’s madrichim act as teaching assistants in our Sunday classrooms and gain invaluable leadership experience both in the classroom and in monthly training sessions.

Participants in our Madrichim program will:

  • develop leadership skills
  • gain hands-on teaching experience
  • build community among the student leaders at Temple Micah
  • deepen connections to Jewish life
  • have fun!

Participating in Machon Micah’s Madrichim Program is a serious commitment and requires attendance at all Sunday Machon Micah instructional days during the school year, a strong work ethic, the ability to be a team player, and maturity. This is a paid position or one in which students are able to receive community service hours. 14-18 year olds are welcome to apply during the application period in the summer.

To learn more, please contact Mckinley Edelman.

Teen Technical Producers | 9th-11th Grade

In our ever-changing world, Temple Micah is committed to providing “hybrid” programming that is accessible both in-person and online for many services and events. To provide this programming at an exceptional level, Temple Micah has created a technical team composed of many teen assistant producers. The two primary responsibilities of teen technical producers are video/livestream management and Zoom room management. Tech producers agree to take on their assigned production role approximately two to three services each month (on Friday evenings and/or Saturday mornings), in addition to approximately three one-hour training meetings.

This is either a paid position or one in which students are able to receive community service hours. Current 9th-11th graders are encouraged to read the full job description and apply by contacting Mckinley Edelman.

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