THE ACADEMY AT KOL AMI
We invite all 8th – 12th graders to join us for a year of discussion and learning.
Classes will meet at Kol Ami on Sunday mornings, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Grades 8/9 and 11/12 meet once per month. Confirmation (10th Grade) meets twice per month.
This class will be instructed by Jenn Halls. The 8th and 9th grades will engage the students through discussions that will bring Pirkei Avot, the ethics of our fathers, and Torah to the forefront of their lives. We will also include some young adult Jewish book studies and writing from a Jewish perspective.
Confirmation (10th Grade)
Confirmation will be instructed by Rabbi Blatt. The Kol Ami Confirmation program is designed to help our students gain new perspectives of themselves and others. This is the age at which teens are seeking individuality and starting to make personal choices about essential issues. Through a variety of approaches, our teens have an opportunity to grow as Jews and to view Judaism as a continuous resource to them. Topics addressed are those which are of current concern to the students and which will become more relevant as they begin their college careers. This class will meet on Sunday mornings, twice each month, 10:30 -11:30 a.m., on the dates listed below. It is important to note that Confirmation marks the culmination of years of study. Students who wish to be Confirmed must complete the eighth and ninth grade classes of The Academy.
Brunch with the Rabbi (11th/12th Grades)
The 11th and 12th grades will be instructed by Rabbi Blatt. We will be using a curriculum based on Jewish “middot” utilizing Jewish texts, short films, interesting narratives, and classroom discussion. High school can be filled with confusing and difficult events and even more difficult decisions. Our Academy program will help to bring Jewish values and perspectives to light which will help to guide them through these times.