Mondays at the YEC
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until May 15, 2023
Mondays at the YEC
Mondays, 6:30 pm
Monday nights bring all our Teens and tweens together in one spot, for learning and socializing, strengthening our teen community, and creating a teen ‘scene’ each week.
Pre-B’nei Mitzvah students in grades 6 continue improving their Hebrew skills and enjoy engaging and interactive classes that focus on Modern Jewish History, Israel programs with our Shinshinim, hands-on Tikkun Olam experiences, and Middot (values) that inform who we are as Reform Jews.
The Grade 7 year focuses on B’nei Mitzvah prep. Through activities focusing on social justice issues, students start thinking about how they can make a difference in our world. Learning about Abrahamic religions and taking trips to a mosque and church help show students the similarities and differences we have with our neighbours, and mitzvah projects empower students to start taking their own actions.
JTEM (Jewish Teen Experience Midtown) is our post-B’nei Mitzvah program for students in grades 8&9. Holy Blossom members and their non-member friends enjoy the dynamic discussions and debates focusing on current events through our Jewish lens, and how as Jewish teenagers we can respond to, react, and understand various events, both in history and present time. There is also an opportunity for students to participate in electives, including Jewish cooking, art, focus on Israel, leadership development, and more!
Confirmation in grade 10 is the culmination of the formal learning journey for our students. Confirmands have the opportunity to learn and study with all our clergy, and culminate their year with a meaningful ceremony, followed by a special congregational service, led by members of the class.
HABSTY: (Holy Awesome Blossom Senior Temple Youth) is our teen youth group, and part of NFTY-NEL, our region of the URJ’s Teen Movement.
ALL teens at HBT in grades 8-12 are welcome to participate in weekly lounge nights, as well as the variety of programming that takes place throughout the year.
Lounge nights include teen-led games and activities, and often a snack! Learn more about Youth Activities at the YEC here!
Open to ALL Holy Blossom members, regardless of previous YEC enrollment. JTEM also welcomes friends of HBT members. Contact Lisa Isen Baumal to learn more! [email protected]