JTEEN HONORS PROGRAM

*NEW FALL COURSE: HOT TOPICS*

Explore the Jewish perspective on Love & Relationships, Substance abuse, Social media, Life Purpose & more!

I like this class because we talk about deeper subjects in life. It’s something to look forward to during the week.”

Atara A.

Torrey Pines High School

In our classes we were heavily encouraged to voice any Q’s we had. We were provided with a safe environment where we could express our personal views and debate Judaism’s teachings together. I owe much to this class for the inspiration to affect real change in the world.” Sasha Pines

Vanderbilt University

Our Program

Our award-winning JTEEN HONORS PROGRAM, entering its 6th year, offers a warm and safe environment for students to discover their unique voice, debate issues that are important to them, and build a foundation of values and skills to carry them throughout their lives

Arm yourself with a life-enriching experience that will lead you on the path to success.

WHO:

9th-12th graders

WHERE:

KEN Jewish Community Center at the San Diego Jewish Academy

11860 Carmel Creek Rd, San Diego, CA 92130

WHEN:

SDJA STUDENTS:

Tuesdays 6:30pm: 10th grade (Begins Oct. 24)

Tuesdays 7:15pm: 11th grade (Begins Oct. 24)

Thursdays 5:45pm: 9th grade (*Begins Oct. 24)

Senior privilege: Choose your time

 

PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Thursdays 6:30pm (6-week Fall Course: Begins Oct. 19)

 

Questions? Contact our Director Rabbi Bortz at 858-888-6810 or Jyouthsd@gmail.com

 

TO BE ADMITTED TO CLASSES, TUITION MUST BE PAID BELOW & NEW STUDENTS MUST HAVE REGISTRATION FILLED IN. THANK YOU!

As a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, the PayPal button says “Donate” – Please click it to pay tuition & input the corresponding amount to the course option you choose. Thank you!

JUDAICA HONORS TUITION: $375 for the year



PUBLIC SCHOOL TUITION: $160 for 6-week Course



PUBLIC SCHOOL TUITION: $300 for both Fall & Winter Courses



I like how it relates to my own life. I also like learning things that others don’t know, with the environment to ask any Q’s we don’t know.” Nicole G

SDJA

I like how the class is not traditional, it’s relatable to modern life. I’ve learned from the class that you can fit Judaism into your lifestyle even if you’re not religious.” Jessica M

Babson University

I like how class is informal and how we learn through collective discussion rather than just listening to a lecture. I now feel I have the Jewish knowledge to speak about whenever I need to.” Salo C

USC

In 2014, Our Student Sasha Won A National Award For Teens at the JLI Conference // Here She Is Addressing thousands of people

SAMPLE OF PAST COURSES

How do we balance our rights vs. the rights of others? Is one life worth more than another? What does Judaism say about our lives, our possessions and our purpose in the world? In this powerful series students will examine real-life news stories and make tough critical decisions, sharing their views and opinions on wide ranging cases in our society. The lesson structure is built to allow each participant to render judgment on these life-and-death scenarios and then consider what Jewish teachings say about these modern-day dilemmas – discovering an entirely new way of navigating through life’s tough decisions

Is there something wrong with the way Israel has conducted itself in its attempts to bring peace to the Middle East? Why does it seem that Israel has so many enemies? How important is Israel to me, anyway? Take a journey as you virtually travel through the Holy Land, learn the history, meaning and holiness of this ancient country. Students are given the information and tools to have knowledgeable, factual discussions about Jewish claims to the land and modern political realities. This interactive course empowers students to stand up and voice their opinions, while exploring their role as a member of the Jewish nation
This course will analyze how the culture of Hollywood subliminally influences our society. Discover how every movie—every story—is inherently a message and commentary on life. Students will be challenged to consider and think deeply about these messages, which ones they agree with, and how these values compare with those of our tradition