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Welcome 8th-12th Graders! 

Temple Shalom offers teens a menu of learning, social justice, leadership, community, and travel experiences. You get to decide how you want to engage, Jewishly. 

Do you want to….

Make a Difference? Participate in our teen-led social justice initiatives!
Explore and Learn? Dive into new Jewish learning projects!
Become a Leader and a Role Model? Join the Madrichim program!
Socialize and Get Involved? Attend a social event!

Temple Shalom Teens Group Trip to Washington DC - 9th-12th Graders L'Taken Social Justice Seminar - January 10-13 , 2025

Temple Shalom has only 10 spaces available for our 2025 trip so act fast! 

At L'Taken you will - Explore DC, meet 100s of Jewish teens from around the country, learn about important social justice issues, share your ideas and views Senators & Reps from MA, have a once in a life time experience! 

Learn More about L'Taken

What is L'Taken Are you ready to change the world?  Then, get excited for the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar! L'Taken means "to repair" in Hebrew, and, in partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), you will have the opportunity to impact and begin to repair our country as you share your views on social justice topics with decision-makers on Capitol Hill. 

About the Temple Shalom Trip

Chaperones: This trip is staffed by at least one member of our Learning & Engagement team who will travel with and lead the group through the L'taken experience. A  member of the clergy will also join us for part or all of the trip.

Travel & Stay: We will fly as a group to DC and back. Coach busses are provided by the seminar for ground transportation while in DC. Students will stay in hotel rooms of 3 or 4 Temple Shalom students. The chaperones have rooms on the same floor and are available to assist students at all times.

Cost: The cost is dependent on the price of flights. The trip total is usually between $700-$900 (this includes flight, hotel, the seminar, and most meals.) Some scholarship money is available on a case by case basis.

Questions: Please contact Marriah Vengroff


What's Happening for Jewish Teens around Greater Boston?

Click the Image Below to visit JTI for all Jewish Teen happenings in the area! 

Summer Opportunities for Jewish Teens 

Rising 9th through 12th graders

For more information, including dates, and a link to the application click HERE 

Shomrei Adamah is a 2 week, hands on, paid summer experience for young people entering 9th through 12th grade. We will build a vibrant Jewish community through physical work, cooking farm-fresh meals, singing, and learning about the relationships between Judaism, justice, and agriculture. 
This is a paid, educational internship. Participants will earn a stipend of $25/day ($200 for the two weeks)

High school students (ages 15-18)

Check out the Promo Video HERE!

Register here for our Virtual Information Session on May 15 at 7pm EST to learn more about the amazing Jewish learning community that is Genesis at Brandeis University. 

Genesis at Brandeis is a three-week pluralistic, academically focused Jewish learning and identity-building summer precollege program for exceptional high school students (ages 15-18). Students engage in college-level learning, informal Jewish experiences and joyful Shabbat celebrations while making lifelong friends and living on a college campus.

Genesis dates are July 7-28; we can't wait to welcome you! Applications are due June 1.


FOR RISING 8th-10th Graders

You can find more info about it here!

Repair the World mobilizes teens and young adults to serve their local communities while learning about Jewish values and social issue areas.

 The Summer Service Corps is a three-week service, learning, and leadership program for rising 8th-10th graders around the Boston area. Each week, teens will spend time directly with a local non-profit, gaining hands-on experience and knowledge of the service organization. The entire program is crafted around exploring the intersection of different areas of justice and service.

Interested in learning more about Teen Engagement? Contact Marriah Vengroff of Liz Shiro

Sat, June 22 2024 16 Sivan 5784