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MASA High School Program

Shearith Israel’s post-B’nai Mitzvah class, 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. Our class this year will explore 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. 



Classes will include sessions/discussions with Rabbi Kaiman, Nancy Gorod, or a guest speaker, and the group will enjoy a class trip in March 2020 to New York City explore the beginnings of the greater Jewish Community in America.  

Click here to download the 2019- 2020 MASA High School Program Schedule and click here for the full Program Description. All classes will be held at 3:30pm on Sundays at Shearith Israel, unless otherwise noted. Please note: Dates are subject to change.

For a recap (with photos!) of the group's visit to Washington, DC, on March 22 - 24, 2019, click here!  



2019 - 2020 Schedule

  • 8/25 First day of class at CSI: “Improv’ing” our community: Setting the tone for the year with the Bible Players, a professional improv workshop
  • 9/8 What makes a Community a Jewish Community-Interactive activity
  • 9/22 Denominations in Judaism
  • 10/6 History of Atlanta Jews with Jeremy Katz
  • 10/27 Anti-Semitism program at Shearith Israel
  • 11/10 Reform Judaism: Trip to The Temple - Class held on location
  • 12/1 Orthodox Judaism: Trip to Young Israel - Class held on location
  • 12/15 Conservative Judaism (at another synagogue)
  • 1/12 Comparing our denominations at Shearith Israel
  • 1/26 Visit to MACoM Community Mikvah – What it means to Become a Jew
  • 2/9 AJC visit with Dov Wilker, Director of the American Jewish Committee
  • 2/23 Class TBA
  • 3/8 Atlanta Jewish Federation allocations activity at Shearith Israel
  • 3/13-3/15 Trip to NYC (Information TBA)
  • 3/29 Discussion on Philanthropy with the Marcus Foundation Director
  • 4/12 Passover - Let our People Go –lesson on freedom
  • 5/17 Closing class – Wrap up at Shearith
Sat, July 20 2019 17 Tammuz 5779