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Masa (9th & 10th grade) program

Shearith Israel’s 9th and 10th grade course, Masa, which means “journey” in Hebrew, helps each student develop a personal relationship with the Jewish tradition through interactive learning, student-driven discussions, and timely, relevant topics. Classes include sessions and discussions with Rabbi Kaiman, Nancy Gorod, or a guest speaker.

Most years the class enjoys a trip in mid-March, alternating each year between New York City to explore the beginnings of the greater Jewish Community in America, and Washington, D.C. This year's program will examine our own local Jewish community. We'll visit various agencies and organizations, and explore the different denominations of Judaism through visits and discussions with local Rabbis. 

Students will apply the knowledge they gained from studying Pirkei Avot to experiences in their lives. 

Enduring Understanding: We have a responsibility to make a difference in the world through our set of Jewish values and ethics that are part of who we are as young adults. 

Essential Questions: 

Why is it important to live an ethical Jewish life?
What is the difference between ethics and values?
What is the difference between Bein Adam La’Chavero and Bein Adam La’ Makom?
How do we make sense of the world through our system of values and ethics?

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2021- 2022 Schedule: 

All classes will be held at 3:30pm on Sundays at Shearith Israel, unless otherwise noted. 

  • August 15
  • August 29
  • September 12
  • October 3 JF and CS food pantry
  • October 17
  • October 24
  • November 7 Rebecca's Tent
  • November  21
  • December 5 Chanukah party
  • December 19
  • January 16 
  • Jan 30 Day trip to Paper Clips Museum in Whitwell, TN (leave at 9:00 am)
  • Feb. 6
  • March 6 
  • March 20
  • April 10
  • April 24
  • May 8
  • May 13-15 Washington DC trip
Fri, July 1 2022 2 Tammuz 5782