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Teen Travel & Learn

Congregation B’nai Torah has a post-B’nai Mitzvah program that is innovative, educational and fun, and instills important leadership qualities that will serve our teens well as they move on to college and/or their career paths.

Our educational philosophy at Congregation B’nai Torah is based on current best practices that suggest that classroom learning is only one mode by which students understand themselves and the world. In fact, our teens learn best – and retain information and wisdom – through an integrated education that blends traditional instruction with Jewish experiences and self-discovery. As such, our Teen Travel and Learn Program both supplements our bi-weekly high school program, but also serves as a stand-alone program in which students can select to participate according to their time, interests, and inclinations. Most important, we believe that our role as a synagogue is unique among other organizations because we provide a safe space for all teens who come through our doors, and, from that space, help them to create an authentic Jewish community of learning, social justice, and exploration.

A sampling of our offerings in the Teen Travel and Learn Program are:

Grade 7 U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
Grade 8

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

Weekend in Jewish Philadelphia

Grade 9

Weekend at the Religious Action Center, Washington DC

Weekend in Jewish Philadelphia

Grade 10 HiBur:  Boston-Haifa School-to-School Exchange Program
Grades 11-12 The Southern Jewish Experience in the USA