Our community shares in the responsibility of developing and nurturing our children’s Jewish identities. At our Religious School, experienced and dedicated teachers share their knowledge of and passion for Judaism with our children. Our small classes offer students the opportunity for individualized instruction and personal attention. Students of all ages come together for holiday observances and celebrations. Confirmation students engage in a seminar-style year of study, focusing on contemporary Jewish issues and concerns. Parents are involved with the school and participate in many of our programs. Our school offers a place to grow, ask questions, and seek answers as part of a Jewish learning community. Our 10th and 11th graders participate in the Confirmation class. Students explore what it means to be a Jewish adult and make Jewish choices. Students lead the service and share their own Jewish journeys at a special Shavuot service in May. Confirmation students also participate in TYGER, our youth group for high school students. Our TYGER (Temple Youth Group Etz Rimon) is for students in high school, grades 9 through 12. Junior TYGER is for middle school students in grades 6 through 8. Under the direction and guidance of our youth advisor, the groups develop friendships, improve leadership and communication skills, and grow into the natural expression of who they are, within a nurturing and safe Jewish environment. TYGER Youth enjoy fun and exciting opportunities to participate in Tikkun Olam, social action, and social events. TYGER members also participate in NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth).
Starting July 1, 2021, the San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative will be transitioning under the new direction of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County. If you have any questions regarding community partners, grants, or offerings, please reach out to Molly Okun, Donor Engagement Manager.