Grade 10

Wednesday Evening Classes

Grade 10 students join the entire youth community in the social hall for dinner from 6-6:20 p.m. There is much lively discussion as friends come together and catch up on events from the past week. We serve pizza for dinner and a great time is had by all.


From 6:20-7:55 p.m., students in Grades 8-12 study together in elective classes of their choice. The elective choices vary each semester, but here is a sampling of classes that have been offered:

How a Mensch Makes Money!
Today we are living in an environment of unparalleled wealth. In this course experience we will attempt to navigate, with a Jewish compass, the ethical issues associated with money.

Daber Ivrit! Want to speak like an Israeli?
Learn conversational Hebrew, Hebrew slang and how Israelis your age speak and live in Israel. We will learn vocabulary to get you through basic conversations, slang so you don't sound like a tourist and current topics so you know what is going on.

Rock ‘n’ Roll and Your Jewish Identity
Since the turn of the century, Jews have made major contributions to American music. Jews have written lyrics and music to some of the greatest and most innovative songs ever recorded. In this course we will explore the history of American music and its connection to the modern history of Jewish people in American society

Torah Yoga
Experience a classical yoga class through the lens of traditional and mystical Judaism. This class will actively engage your body, breath and mind through meditation. This course is based on Jewish spiritual concepts and traditional yoga poses and is suited for all skill sets.

Yalla Wednesdays

The first Wednesday of every month, students in AISH have special grade level experiences, known as Yalla Wednesdays. Grade 10 students spend their Yalla Wednesdays in Confirmation preparation classes with Rabbi Gubitz.

This I Believe: Confirmation Studies
The Shir Tikva Confirmation Program focuses on applying Jewish values to decisions that students make in their everyday lives. Topics studied range from social justice to modesty to tzedakah and more. Students explore their own personal Jewish identities and reflect on how their identity is expressed through the decisions they make. This year-long journey culminates with a special Friday night Confirmation service where each student participates in the service, leading a particular component. Students have the opportunity to share their personal thoughts in essays that are shared with the community. 

Youth Group

Grade 10 students are invited to join our Temple Shir Tikva high school youth group, as well as NFTY, the North American Federation of Temple Youth.

Our youth group has a board of outstanding teen leaders who oversee and coordinate the various activities for our high school teens. Students take part in social action projects and participate in local social activities. All youth group events are listed on the temple master calendar.

NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) is a national youth group that comprises temple youth groups from all over the USA and Canada. Shir Tikva is part of the Northeast region. Members come together at many times during the year for learning, fun, worship, community service and fellowship.

Trip to the Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C.

Our Grade 10 students take a trip to Washington D.C. each December to participate in the L'taken Seminar for Social Justice—sponsored by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. The L’taken Seminar brings together hundreds of Jewish teens to explore public policy and social activism through a Jewish lens. Additional trip activities include touring the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and participating in a Havdalah service at the Jefferson Memorial. Students and educators fly together on a Friday afternoon, arriving in Washington D.C. in time to share Shabbat with hundreds of other Jewish teens from Reform synagogues across the country. They return on Monday afternoon after spending the morning lobbying our local elected officials on Capitol Hill.


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