j*star (Jewish Students Taking Action and Responsibility) is a five-semester program designed to empower and inspire students during and following the B’nei Mitzvah process. In 6th and 7th Grade, students delve into Jewish values, Jewish heritage, and prayer leadership. In the Fall semester of 8th Grade, they’ll enroll in their choice of electives.
Please Note: Enrollment in Temple Shaaray Tefila Religious School is available to member families in good standing.
Jewish Values & Prayer Leadership
Monday 4:30-5:30pm OR Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm and a required 30 minutes of Small Group Hebrew Learning with a choice between 4:00-4:30pm OR 5:30-6:00pm on Monday OR Tuesday
Becoming B’nei Mitzvah is an affirmation of the commitment to living Jewishly as an adult. Students will explore what it means to take responsibility for their Jewish identity and practice. Students will focus on prayer leadership skills gaining the confidence to lead worship.