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Middle School (Grades 7-8)

Havurah's Middle School emphasizes kehillah and kesher (community and connection). It strives to be fun and to help students stay connected with their friends and/or expand their circle of relationships and community. Recognizing that many families are involved with B'nai Mitzvah preparation, the program is held in groups of classes throughout the school year. Classes and activities focus more on culture than religion, with the intent of exposing students to diverse ways of being Jewish.

Designed for 7th and 8th graders, our Middle School offers students and families a unique blend of programs. In prior years, students have learned about and experienced Jewish cooking, watched and discussed Jewish films, considered Jewish customs and rituals concerning health and body image, and participated in tikkun olam projects.

Above photo is of Havurah Middle School students making Hamantaschen.

Meeting Times

Havurah Middle School meets on Wednesday evenings during the school year, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Each class begins with dinner (6:30 to 7:00 pm), when students socialize with each other and with Havurah's High School students. Then students have class from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. During the 2023-24 (5784) school year, Grade 7 will meet on with Rabbi Benjamin for their Cohort classes on 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 and 11/8. They will join Grade 8 for classes on 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 and 1/31.  Grade 8 starts on 10/11 (a week earlier than Grade 7) and continues to meet on these days - 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 and 1/31.

Parent Participation

All parents participate in facilitating the Middle School program. Some join the High School parents in providing dinner on class nights, while others assist in the classroom or plan activities. At times parents are also asked to drive students to events. Parent Orientation for Havurah Middle School  will be held on October 18. Details and RSVP coming soon.

Tuition & Registration

Enroll here for 2023-24 (5784) Middle School - grades 7 and 8. Contact Carrie Kirschner with questions, carrie@havurahshlom.org

For tuition assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Deborah Eisenbach-Budner.

Resources for Middle School Parents

Tue, May 21 2024 13 Iyyar 5784