Teen (grades 9-12)
Teen (Grades 9-12)
Our mission is to be inspired by the five pillars of our mission statement: Friendship/community, learning, spirituality/religious practices, making a better world and connecting to Jews in the United States, Israel and around the world and create programs to reflect these pillars. We strive to create leadership opportunities to develop skills and commitment to our Jewish community.
HaZamir: A Jewish High School Choir led by Cantor Joel Caplan, which meets on Sundays from 12:00 - 2:00 pm, at Daughters of Israel Nursing Home in West Orange. The group performs 7 - 12 times a year. For further information, contact Cantor Caplan.
SPARK: The group meets Sunday mornings, 10:30 am, at the Sunrise Nursing Home, as part of an ongoing commitment to community service and expression of Jewish identity. It also provides the opportunity to learn from our elderly population and to be an important part of someone’s life.
Weekly Shabbat Morning Services: Weekly on Shabbat and holidays, at 11:00 am, Teen Schmooze is an opportunity for our teens to discuss the weekly Torah portion and engage in leadership activities.
Werb Torah Club Honor Society: A teen option for those who seek to use their Torah reading skills and their special talents, knowledge and confidence to become future college campus Jewish leaders. Club friends read Torah on Shabbat/holidays and may offer assistance in training learners at CAI and beyond.
Chai Program: Offered on Wednesdays presenting a variety of courses, i.e., current issues, art workshops, Hebrew ulpan, cooking, film, and Jewish texts. The core curriculum is to develop one’s Jewish identity through media, discussions, and community building.
Teen Buddy Program: Congregation Agudath Israel and the Teen Buddy Program is looking for responsible local high school students, who are willing to volunteer their time to make an impact on a young child’s life, are invited to participate in a new community service program this school year. The Teen Buddy Program of Essex County will take area volunteers to the Valley Settlement House in Orange to serve as “buddies” or mentors to kindergarten through second grade children. The program will be open to 9th through 11th graders. The program will be run by Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex in conjunction with The Valley Settlement House of Orange, New Jersey.
TAC (Teen Action Committee): Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Community services opportunities, leadership training and credit towards community service requirements for college applications.