Teens at Mishkan
Mishkan Teen Programs
At Mishkan Shalom, teenagers are empowered to make choices about how to continue their Jewish education post-B’nai Mitzvah. Currently, over 50 Mishkan teens are part of three dynamic programs: TEL (Teens: Experience & Leadership); Sunday Leadership Seminar; and Food for Thought. TEL (also called Teen Group) meets monthly for social and social action activities.
Sunday Leadership Seminar Study gives teens the opportunity to study with Mishkan's rabbi one Sunday/month. Students in “Leadership Seminar” learn skills to help them both inside our community and in their own schools and future work, including team work, building trust, creative thinking and listening skills, all taught through a Jewish lens. Students in Leadership Seminar will have the opportunity to participate in community services and events throughout the year. The Sunday Leadership Seminar leads to a Confirmation ceremony for students in 10th grade.
Food for Thought students learn about Jewish culture and history through food while creating meals for people in our community who are ill, have experienced a loss, etc. This year, a number of guest chefs will help our students learn more about the connection between Jewish community and Jewish cooking. To learn more about how to participate in any Mishkan teen program, contact Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer at Gabrielle@mishkan.org.
Our teen programs are open to all Jewish teens, even if their families are not currently members of Mishakn Shalom.