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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.

Additional social and other activities occur on other dates. 2022-23 (5783) dates: 10/19/22, 10/26/22, 11/2/22, 11/7/22, 11/16/22, 11/30/22, 12/7/22, 12/14/22, 1/11/23, 1/18/23, 1/25/23 and 2/1/23. Middle Schoolers will also cook and serve a meal at Transition Projects on Sunday, January 8. 2023.

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 is on October 19, 2022 at 6:30.

Tuition & Registration

5784 enrollment coming soon! Contact Carrie Kirschner with questions,

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

Resources for Middle School Parents

Tue, May 30 2023 10 Sivan 5783