Miriam and Bernard H. Sokol Hebrew High School presents the Jewish Teen Project

Miriam and Bernard H. Sokol Hebrew High School presents the Jewish Teen Project

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The Jewish Teen Project

The Jewish Teen Project is a cooperative learning experience for 8-12th graders in partnership with Moriah Congregation. Our teens come together to learn with our incredible clergy and participate in social action projects. Our goals are to engage teens in meaningful conversations that allow them to translate Jewish ethics, values, and practices into their lives and to connect and build relationships with our community and each other. Jewish Teen Project meets on Tuesday evenings in two 9-week semesters from 7-8 p.m. Dates are listed below.


We are looking forward to a great year of learning. Please contact me with any questions!

Ali Drumm
Director of Congregational Learning


5782 – 2021/2022 Calendar


October 5-December 7
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom

Timeless Lessons from Age-Old Stories
Taught by Rabbi Kramer

The Talmud contains some of the most amazing stories ever told. Some of them are provocative, some of them are strange, and some of them are simply unbelievable. But all of them have timeless lessons to teach us about morality, ethics, and what it means to be a human being. Each week we read some of these stories together and seek to apply their lessons to the contemporary issues that define our life. The stories we read and the lessons we learn will stay with you forever!

Live In-Person Social Action Project
Caring for Our Community
Sunday December 12
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Meet at the Target in Highland Park
2099 Skokie Valley Road


5782 – 2021/2022 Session


January 11-March 8
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. at NSSBE

Jewish Perspectives on Current Social Issues
Taught by Rabbi Freedman and Rabbi Schwab

So many current debates about social issues actually have their origins in classic Jewish sources. We will examine a number of these topics - environmentalism, inclusion, antisemitism, and more - through video clips, conversation, and Jewish texts.

End of the Year In-Person Celebration:
Save the date: March 15, 2022

Invite Your Friends!

Students do NOT need to be members of NSSBE to attend SHHS/The Jewish Project. All Jewish teens are welcome!
Would YOU Like To Be A Madrich? 

Madrichim (teen assistants) help out on Sunday mornings and/or Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons by assisting teachers with class activities, being a reading partner, tutoring students and much more! This is a great way to earn community service hours, stand out on college applications, be a stronger candidate for summer jobs and make a positive impact upon Jewish kids!

Please submit Madrichim Application 5782 as soon as possible!
Contact Anna Besser with questions about the Madrichim program at abesser@nssbethel.org