Triple T links our teens with other teens who share similar interests. By combining social connections, interest-based groupings and meaningful Jewish content, Triple T youth will remain connected to Judaism and to each other for many years to come. When 7th through 12th graders participate in Triple T, they learn about Jewish life by actively experiencing it. All teens can choose to be involved in as many tracks as they want. Find your friends and join together!!
Madrichim, or teaching assistants, help in Kesher, Mishpacha or Hebrew Tutoring classrooms to teach and mentor younger students. Madrichim meet as a whole group for 6 additional sessions with Rabbi Paul and Rabbi Julia, a lead teacher, and a leadership development specialist. Madrichim may choose to receive community service credit.
VolunTEENS create social action projects in the surrounding community and lead congregant families in these projects. In conjunction with the Or Ami Center for Tikkun Olam, VolunTEENS explore Jewish values that underlie our commitment to fix the world. VolunTEENS may choose to receive community service credit for their work.
Future Coaches provides training for sports-loving teens who want to share their love of sports. Mentored by congregant athletes and coaches, Future Coaches learn coaching skills as well as the Jewish values that underpin successful coaching and leadership. Future Coaches lead sports clinics for students with special needs. Future Coaches may choose to receive community service credit for their sports clinics.
Jewish Culture Chug (Activities) engages teens through the arts. Jewish Culture Chug participants enjoy behind-the-scenes tours at cultural sites, including the Museum of Tolerance, Skirball Cultural Museum, Jewish artist exhibitions at LACMA, the Jewish Film Festival, and delicious kosher restaurants. There may be additional fees for certain trips.
The Shoah and Tolerance participants meet twice monthly to explore the history of the Holocaust and the lessons it teaches about tolerance and human-ness. Participants learn through movies, discussions and first-hand accounts. Come explore the stories of the Holocaust from a Jewish perspective and what messages it has in our modern lives.
A.T.M. (Art, Theater and Music) invites teens to explore Judaism through the arts. A.T.M. participants will illuminate Jewish themes as they participate in a specific art medium. Working with volunteer artists, actors, or musicians, some groups will create exhibitions and musical theater for a synagogue Jewish Arts Festival.
LoMPTY, our youth group for 9th through 12th grade students, LoMPTY (Light of my People Temple Youth) provides leadership development and social encounters with Jewish teens from all over Southern California. LOMPTY activities range from social action and community service to weekend retreats to LOMPTY Lounge Nights in the Erica Crystal Patterson Youth Lounge.
CONFIRMATION is re-envisioned as the culmination of a teen’s involvement in the Tracks for Temple Teens. In addition to participating in a Triple T Track, 11th-12th graders meet with Rabbis Kipnes and Weisz once monthly in their office for discussions on hot contemporary topics.Those who participate in a Track and attend all Triple T programs will come to the monthly Confirmation class with the rabbis. They will be invited to participate in the culminating Confirmation service in May, 2013.
Los Angeles Hebrew High School (LAHHS) focuses on deeper Jewish learning including conversational Hebrew, Jewish ethics, and Israel and Zionism. Separate tuition required for this community program. See www.lahhs.org for more information.
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