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Tichon is the name for Synagogue Emanu-El's Religious School program for high schoolers.  It concludes at confirmation.  This program focuses on understanding the differences in Jewish movements and practices.

Tichon News from Lara LeRoy - November 2018

New this year is a program for High-School students that focuses on the relationship between Jewish Values and Social Justice activism. Students will learn how Jewish values influenced and/or informed the participation of Jewish men and women in the Civil Rights Movement. 

One of the highlights of the program is a trip following the "National Civil Rights Trail" through Atlanta, Birmingham and Selma. We plan to visit many of the historically-significant sites and landmarks of the movement as we follow in the footsteps of Dr. King and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Moreover, we are doing so on Martin Luther King weekend, enabling students to to honor Dr. King’s legacy by making the holiday a day of community service, or “a day on, not a day off.” 

High-School students comprise the largest group of our Religious School population. We remain committed to engaging this important population in a diversity of meaningful programs and experiences that will continue to provide value into their adulthood. Educating the students about Social Justice through a Jewish prism will help deepen their understanding of how their Jewish values and experiences inform their own attitudes and behaviors. 

Our hope is to strengthen our teens' identities, both American and Jewish, as they learn about Jewish involvement in the issues and history of our country, the United States. 


Wed, January 16 2019 10 Shevat 5779