Our 6th graders will have the opportunity to explore Jewish lifecycle events, including birth, B’nei Mitzvah and Wedding in their Jewish Journeys class. Through these life cycle events, they will explore the Jewish values embedded within-- exploring topics like friendship, family, and more.
Our Kesher program is a great way for our 7th graders to connect with one another in a safe space, with their peers of the same gender and to share and explore their values as Jewish teenagers in our community and in the greater Jewish community. Yesterday we heard from a Kesher alumna who had an incredible experience and we can’t wait for our 7th graders to know what she’s talking about!
Being a part of the 6th grade text class in BM3T is an important foundation for students’ critical thinking and understanding both of Jewish texts and of any texts they encounter throughout their life. In engaging students in meaningful discussions of these texts as they relate to their lives, this class is a great space in which students can explore and bring new meaning to Jewish text and their values. Yesterday, Morah Miriam gave our BM3T families a demonstration of what we do every week in our text class and we’re excited for a great year of learning!
This year JELY is going to be epic. In our JELY events we’re going to hang out with our friends, go to really cool places in the Boston area and have tons of fun building community and relationships with peers and staff! Yesterday I had a great brainstorm with our 6th grade families and heard about what our 6th graders are interested in and the kinds of experiences they want to have this year. It’s going to be a great year in JELY and we can’t wait to get started with our first event on October 26th!
The BM3T Shabbaton coming up in less than a month (October 17-18) and we couldn’t be more excited for a fun weekend of community building, prayer, learning and having a great time with our BM3T friends. We have an amazing staff and we’re looking forward to spending a meaningful Shabbat at the scenic Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA. Registration is open, visit http://www.tbeyouth.org/bm3t-shabbaton.html today!
Even as we’re gearing up for a fun year in BM3T, we can’t help but look forward in our Jewish Journeys to Life after BM3T! Havayah, the teen community (grades 8-12) at TBE, is so excited to welcome our 7th graders at the end of this year. Yesterday, our Havayah teen leaders talked with our 7th graders about their experiences with Havayah as being a safe, meaningful, fun and educational place to explore their Jewish identities and to connect with their friends. Don’t worry BM3T, your time is Havayah is quickly approaching!
Wishing all of our families a Shana Tova, and we can’t wait to get started with a great year in BM3T after the holidays! For more information about BM3T, click here.