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High School Program

The high school classes are taught by Rabbi Margolis and Kevin Horwitz and are designed to create memorable experiences in the lives of teenagers to help each of our youth figure out what being Jewish means on a personal level. Through lively and engaging discussions, guest speakers, and gatherings in other settings, students will explore and challenge their values, philosophy and belief in God. The goal is for each person is to leave our program with a deeper understanding of not only what Judaism is, but more significantly, why Judaism is important in my life. It is also designed to further the relationships with our religious school friends and can be a wonderfully safe and comfortable space at a time of much change in our teens' lives.


Ninth and tenth grade classes meet on alternate Sunday mornings. They begin with a light breakfast and informal schmoozing.

Students completing their tenth grade year will participate in the confirmation service held near the holiday of Shavuot.

All high school students are eligible to participate in our memorable, growth-inducing L'Taken social action trip to Washington, D.C., in which our teens get to speak truths from our Jewish values to power as they meet with officials in our nation's capital.


Post-Confirmation Class
Following a request from the confirmation class of 2016 who didn't want their studies and discussions with one another and with Rabbi Ari to come to an end, our post-confirmation class was born! Rabbi Ari leads a monthly discussion-based class with our 11th and 12th grade students, and well as joining in tikkun olam and social justice events in our community.

Madrichim (Teen Teaching Assistants)
Or Shalom high school students, who are enrolled in our religious school program, are eligible to become madrichim (teaching assistants) in our primary grade Sunday school classes, the school office, and in our weekday in-person J2 Hebrew school program. Admission to this program is based on the student’s level of commitment, enthusiasm, and willingness to be part of a team. The students and teachers rely on the madrichim support and one-to-one help they provide in the classroom. The madrichim also serve as role models for our younger students.


Fri, June 21 2024 15 Sivan 5784