Chai Program – Grades 7-12

Monday Madness: The Second* Monday Night of Every Month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm all of our teens will join together for Monday Madness. Dinner will be served (and it will not be pizza) and a fun, social, and interactive programs will be hosted by TEFTY - our Senior Youth Group. Dates for 2016-2017 TBA.

7th Grade Options

Sunday Morning
9:30-10:30 am - 7th Grade Hebrew Lab* First Semester Only. (For Spring B'nai Mitzvah or those who want to boost Hebrew skills.)
10:30 am -12:00 pm. – Jewish Studies

Monday Night
5:30-6:30 p.m. - 7th Grade Hebrew Lab* First Semester Only. (For Spring B'nai Mitzvah or those who want to boost Hebrew skills.) On Monday nights we provide dinner for Students in Hebrew Lab

6:30-8:00 pm - Jewish Studies

8th to 12th Grade Options

Chai - Monday 7:00-8:00 pm. (PIZZA IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BEFORE CHAI EXCEPT ON MONDAY MADNESS - DATES)
Kallot Mitzvah Corp - is a hands-on retreat style experience for learners in grades 8-12. Each lesson is a mix of learning, fun, volunteering & teamwork. This year our focus will be on intensive Tikkun Olam learning and experiences. Sessions may include: field trips, guest speakers, art projects, and text study too. We meet six times throughout the year for four hours at a time.  Learners are asked to attend five times during the year. Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year: October 16, November 20, January 8, February 5, March 19 and April 9. All will be held on Sundays from 12:30-4:30 pm.
Independent Study - Please call Rabbi Schlein to make arrangements 216-831-3233 ext 133

Curriculum for Chai Program

7th Grade – TEXTING
Take out your cell phones! Get ready for a scavenger hunt. Help create a meaningful school wide Tzedakah Fair. These are just a few of the exciting elements of our new 7th Grade Core Class. Our students may think they are the first generation to text. Think again! There are many powerful text messages hidden throughout the Torah. Come discover them with us. Each session will have intellectual challenges and hands on activities. Many of the sessions will integrate technology into the learning.

8TH GRADE – Members of the Tribe
Our 8th Grades will spend the semester on a quest for self and communal discovery. We will learn about what it means to be a community and specifically explore our incredible Cleveland Jewish Community.

9TH GRADE – MAKING JEWISH DECISIONS
The Israeli Experience
Students will interact with people, places, culture, and modern dilemmas facing Israel today in an effort to create a relationship with her that explores the Jewish past, present, and future. Our Shinshin, Israeli Year of Service Volunteer, will assist in teaching this course.
Whose Business Is It, Anyway?
Students discuss making ethical decisions in relationships with friends and family, in business dealings medical dilemmas, school violence and abuse. Judaism guides and directs us to make the right decisions.

10TH GRADE – CONFIRMATION
Teachers: Rabbis Block, Haim, and Klein
Students study with our clergy in preparation for a meaningful ceremony marking this rite of passage into adult, faith-affirming, personal decision making. They explore the Ten Commandments, the text read at Confirmation, on the holiday of Shavuot. Studying together this trimester prepares them for the highlight of their year - their trip to New York City!
10th Grade Confirmation Trip to New York: TBA

11th & 12th Grade Senior Seminar: On Monday nights our oldest students will have an opportunity to explore current events and larger questions of meaning in this fun and intensive seminar with our clergy.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Families today live busy, complicated lives. Our goal is to provide choices and guidance that match our students' schedules and interests. We understand that teens don't all connect to Judaism in the same way, nor do they all learn in the same manner. Our teen program expands the boundaries of time, place, and method of learning by offering choices for when and how students learn. Our CHAI PROGRAM is the expression of an educational Vision that inspires lifelong Jewish learning and living, and creates commitment to Jewish community. Students will choose among five core areas that connect us to Jewish living. Those five categories are: Talmud Torah - Jewish Learning, Gemilut Chasadim - Acts of Lovingkindness, Kehillah - Jewish Community Involvement/Social Interaction, Avodah - Spirituality and Me'aynai Yahadut - Seeing Contemporary Issues through a Jewish Lens.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

The year is divided into two parts. The first half we have core classes and second half learners are able to choose their electives. Learners are able to sign up for the program and times that work best for them. Requirements not met during the academic year can be made up over the summer or will be carried over to the following school year and made up through Individualized Learning Projects.

RETURNING FAMILIES: USE THE PERSONALIZED LINK IN YOUR EMAIL FROM PAYQUICK 

NEW FAMILIES: Link to our 2016-2017 Registration

Connect with Us

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Rabbi Stacy Schlein

Director of Education

(216) 831-3233, x133

sschlein@ttti.org

Yad L'Yad - Recognizing G’milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness) by our K-6 students

Logan M.

Logan M. helped in class.

Jonah C.

Jonah C. helped create "shalom bayit" by offering to work in any group where the teacher needed him.

Meredith K.

Meredith K. offered to carry her teacher's bag.

Jacob L.

Jacob L. offered to help Mrs. Saginor when she had no madrichim in class.

Kelsey C.

Kelsey C. cleaned up without being asked.

Jacob F.

Jacob F. spent quite a bit of time straightening up his classroom.

Josh R.

Josh R. put away the prayer books without being asked.

Trey D.

Trey D. brought money he found on the floor to the office.

Virginia H.

Virginia H. carried her teacher’s bag to class.

Cole S.

Cole S. used his napkin to help a friend who spilled some water.

Miranda K.

Miranda K.

Charles Z.

Charles Z. showed his willingness to recieve extra help with Hebrew in class.

Justin K.

Justin K. helped in class.

Teddy B.

Teddy B. helped clean the room.

Camryn K.

Camryn K. told a classmate she was glad his cast was off and hoped he felt better.

Hannah R.

Hannah R. helped by checking if we had Maccabea.

Robbie P.

Robbie P helped by picking up the trash.

Kayla R.

Kayla R. was very eager to learn and contribute in class.

Josh A.

Josh A. opened the door.

Cole K.

Cole K. helped when the teacher dropped papers.

Jordan K.

Jordan K. helped clean the room.

Josh S.

Josh S. helped Tyler color his leaf.

Amelia K.

Amelia K. helped by picking papers off the floor after class

Alex L.

Alex L. said he was sorry when he bumped into someone.

Jenna P.

Jenna P. helped in class.

Charlie Z.

Charlie Z. helped by picking up water bottles

Zoey Z.

Zoey Z. saw her teacher needed help, so she carried her teacher's bag.

Isaac K.

Isaac K. heloed in class.

Michael Z.

Michael Z. picked up pencils that had fallen to the ground.

Caydan B.

Caydan B. helped pick up the prayer books when they fell to the floor.

Amelia K.

Amelia K. apologized to her teacher for being a little out-of-control in class.

Clair O.

Clair O. carried her teacher's bag.

Vivian A.

Vivian A. helped by taking a younger friend to the bathroom.

Brady S.

Brady S. held open the door for the class without being asked.

Sam B.

Sam B. paid especially good attention in class and wanted to share with others.

Taylor S.

Taylor S. was a great friend to someone in need.

Rubin H.

Rubin H. picked up a coin that was dropped.

Brandon L.

Brandon L. helped the visiting Parade artist.

Danielle S.

Danielle S. volunteered to help set up class.

Bella S.

Bella S. offered and gave a glass of water to the person behind her in line at the water cooler.

Brandon L.

Brandon L. apologized to a friend.

Anna L.

Anna L. spent extra time learning her vowels so she could contribute in class.

Lyndsey S.

Lyndsey S. helped her classmate with origami.

Bry S.

Bry S. helped in class.

Maddie W.

Maddie W. helped a younger friend in class.

Miranda K.

Miranda K. helped during TPR.

Samantha

Samantha helped her classmates pronounce Hebrew words.

Matt T.

Matt T. eagerly assisted the teacher in class.

Talia C.

Talia C. helped clean up the classroom.

Joshua B.

Joshua B. gave 100% effort and attention during class.

Olivia M.

Olivia M. paid attention and helped others in class.

Ryder B.

Ryder B. always waves to Cheri when he passes her.

Matthew T.

Matthew T. helped by picking up the garbage.

Nate W.

Nate W. helped carry breakfast food during the retreat.

Claire O.

Claire O. brought the teacher's Temple bag.

Virginia H.

Virginia H. helped by writing on the board.

Owen B.

Owen B. helped clean up without being asked.

Charlie R.

Charlie R. worked very hard without distracting the other students in his class.

Clair O.

Clair O. was very helpful by carrying her teacher's materials.

Jonah S.

Jonah S. showed courage and knowledge in class.

Carly

Carly helped pick up something belonging to another student.

Zoey Z.

Zoey Z. offered to help her teacher move her bags to the classroom.

Cori A.

Cori A. helped the teacher take attendance.

Hannah R.

Hannah R. helped in class.

Aliza S.

Aliza S. gave a suggestion to another student who needed help.

Stella

Stella reminded the madricha to turn the page.

Sabrina F.

Sabrina F. carried books for her teacher

Matt P.

Matt P. opened the door and held it open for a teacher.

Sam P.

Sam P. graciously helped in the classroom.

Audrey H.

Audrey H. helped when the madricha dropped the prayer books.

Ben L.

Ben L. helped his teacher by carrying her supplies to the classroom.

Zoey Z.

Zoey Z. helped in class.

Simon K.

Simon K. helped clean the rooms by picking up papers.

Ashley

Ashley helped the Madrich with the prayer books.

Hannah L.

Hannah L. paid attention and contributed in TPR.

Cayden B.

Cayden B. helped pick up in the class.

Jason N.

Jason N. helped stack chairs after class.

Elliot

Elliot offered to erase the board during our game.

Tyler H.

Tyler H. paid full attention during class and in TPR.

Jacob

Jacob helped clean up without being asked.

Robbie P.

Robbie P. helped pass out stickers when the teacher was busy.

Ben T.

Ben T. picked up a girl’s hat when it fell.

Isabel G.

Isabel G. helped put things away after class.

Sophia S.

Sophia S. complimented the new haircut of one of her classmates.

Joe S.

Joe S. helped put away markers.

Virginia H.

Virginia H. helped ease her teacher's load by carrying her bag.

Jack B.

Jack B. helped Tyler color his leaf.

Jessica

Jessica was very polite to another student.

Owen B.

Owen B helped clean up the class.

Alex S.

Alex S. helped in class.

Maxine G.

Maxine G. paid attention and contributed especially well in class.

Carly G.

Carly G. helped to carry the prayer books.

Brooke K.

Brooke K helped to organize and clean up.

Ben L.

Ben L. helped in class.

Evan B.

Evan B. was a good leader during Parade the Temple.

Sam P.

Sam P. got scissors for the teacher.

Meredith K.

Meredith K. helped during TPR.

Gabby L.

Gabby L. helped stack chairs after class.

Ben L.

Ben L. helped pick up dropped items.

Cole K.

Cole K. put prayer books back in the right bins when they got mixed up.

THE TEMPLE-TIFERETH ISRAEL

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26000 Shaker Boulevard

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216-831-3233

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