8th & 9th Grade TEen Conversations


with Temple Emanuel clergy and educators

Opening Session: Oct 20 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm

We are going through a challenging time in our lives-pandemics, social isolation, racial strife, political disagreements and more. It is not easy being a teen right now and we want to offer a place to discuss it openly within a Jewish framework. In this sacred space, our teens will meet with clergy and senior educators to learn together as we consider how the events of our world intersect with the timeless truths and texts of our tradition, and how our teens can think about a question they may not get in school: how to become the best versions of themselves.

9th Grade Teen Conversation with Rabbi Gardenswartz


Turn Down the Noise, Turn Off Your Cell Phone, and Think About How to Become the Best Version of Yourself

Sunday evenings | 4 – 5 pm
5 Sessions : Oct 27, Jan 26, Mar 15, Apr 5 and May 17

We are awash in noise and pressure. Noise: our cell phones are beeping, buzzing, ringing, pinging. Pressure: tests, exams, expectations, applications, grades.

In this sacred space our teens meet with Rabbi Wes with no noise and no pressure. In the quiet that ensues, we will consider how the events of our world intersect with the timeless truths and texts of our tradition, and how our teens can think about a question they may not get in school: how to become the best versions of themselves.

Healthy, yummy snacks will be served!

9th Grade Teen Conversation with Rabbi Gardenswartz


Turn Down the Noise, Turn Off Your Cell Phone, and Think About How to Become the Best Version of Yourself

Sunday evenings | 4 – 5 pm
5 Sessions : Oct 27, Jan 26, Mar 15, Apr 5 and May 17

We are awash in noise and pressure. Noise: our cell phones are beeping, buzzing, ringing, pinging. Pressure: tests, exams, expectations, applications, grades.

In this sacred space our teens meet with Rabbi Wes with no noise and no pressure. In the quiet that ensues, we will consider how the events of our world intersect with the timeless truths and texts of our tradition, and how our teens can think about a question they may not get in school: how to become the best versions of themselves.

Healthy, yummy snacks will be served!