Teen Track Grades 8-12
This bi-monthly program will take a deep dive into what Jews in modern times come to accept as one of the pillars of our tradition and faith: Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World). Most Jews don't know the origins of this term and how its application has shifted over the centuries. Through these experiential and interactive sessions, teens will debate, study and grapple with modern day social justice themes, learn what Judaism has to say about these issues and problem solve together.
Fall/Winter Term (October - January): Classes will take place once a month at CBST from 1-2:30 p.m. Focus will be on studying the roots of Jewish social justice through text study and experiential small group discussions and activities.
Winter/Spring Term (February - June): Classes will take place around NYC and on site at CBST. Times TBD. We will partner with Brooklyn based Repair the World to get out into the city and work on a variety of service projects while learning about our city and the issues that are at its core.
ADDITIONALLY: Due to the cancellation of last year's Etgar 36 trip to The South, we will be running the teen trip THIS year, Thursday, Feb 16th to Sunday Feb 19th 2023. On this incredible tour, we learn about the Civil Rights Movement through an exploration of history, sites and current issues. On this guided weekend trip, we visit: The Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and Memorial, Freedom Park, the site where Leo Frank was lynched, the Rosa Parks Museum, the Martin Luther King Center/Auburn Ave. district, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the 16th Street Baptist Church, and will walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Taught by CBST's Coordinator of Adult and Young Adult Education, Miya Rotstein and one of CBST's Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Interns.
Tuition of $2,400, includes all of the above.
Shabbat sessions (required for trip)
1 - 2:30 pm at CBST
Nov 5 & 12
Dec 10 & 17
Jan 14 & 28
Social Justice Projects with Repair The World
Jan 14 & 28
Feb 11 & 25
March 11 &25
April 8 & 22
May 13 & 27
CBST Civil Rights Teen Track Journey to The South
February 17-20, 2023 (Thurs-Sun)
Immediately before COVID lockdowns in March 2020, CBST students participated in a 4-day Religious Action Center Social Justice and Advocacy Program in Washington, D.C.! (photos below) Prior to the trip, the class met twice-monthly in-person; afterward, they continued to meet twice monthly online, until June 2020!