Monthly Experiential Programs

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Food for Thought

In this highly-regarded monthly Service Learning program, teens prepare food once for people in need in the Greater Philadelphia community – both within the Jewish community and beyond.

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Shevat Achim

The Teen Years are an exciting but turbulent time when boys are dealing with competition, aggression, masculinity, relationships, and other issues. It’s when friendship and mentorship are most needed, and the values and support of Jewish community can be a positive guiding force. This is why Shevet Achim exists.In small peer groups with trained adult mentors, Shevet Achim creates experiences where boys can bond and have open conversations about real teen issues once a month.

Buck County Information:

  • Grades 8 & 9 click here

Old York Road Corridor information:

  • Grades 8 & 9 click here
  • Grades 9 & 10 click here

     

Rosh Hodesh-It's a Girl's Thing

The Teen Years are an exciting but turbulent time when girls are dealing with self-esteem, body image, competition, relationships, and other issues. It’s when friendship and mentorship are most needed, and the values and support of Jewish community can be a positive guiding force. This is why Rosh Hodesh exists.

In small peer groups with trained adult mentors, Rosh Hodesh creates experiences where girls can bond and have open conversations about real teen issues once a month. Research shows Rosh Hodesh has a positive and lasting impact, empowering Jewish girls to become strong, confident young women.

Bucks County Information:

 

Preparing for Jewish Life on Campus

Jewish life on college campuses across the country has become very complicated and challenging. There is a significant rise in anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism on campuses. It is closely tied into politics around Israel and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Gratz College & JCHS faculty member Dr. Asaf Romirowsky travels the country visiting college campuses learning about and helping address these issues.

JCHS is offering this monthly class to help prepare Jewish teens to 1) know what to expect and 2) know how to respond if or when they are confronted by anti-Israel and anti-Jewish sentiments on campus.

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