Teens

Click here to learn more about our Youth Group (CRuSTY), Trips for Teens, and our Madrichim Leadership Program 

Click here to learn about our teen parenting class, Raising a Mensch

At Midrasha, teens search for meaning on WEDNESDAY nights at Rodef Sholom

Jewish learning lasts a lifetime. The teens who continue attending religious school after their b’nai mitzvah gain a broader and deeper understanding of their Jewish heritage. That’s because Midrasha is geared to teens who are ready to handle more complicated, mature topics in classes taught by incredible professionals who bring light to their lives. This program allows teens to build lasting friendships while inspiring them to continue their Jewish education into college and throughout their adult lives.

Eighth and ninth graders engage in grade-based seminars, studying topics that include Jewish pop culture, philanthropy, Israel, music, tough topics, and more, all through a lense of integrating Jewish values into their own lives. Tenth graders join Rabbi Lara Regev and other teachers in our Confirmation class, during which they engage in Jewish learning on an even more sophisticated level and travel to Washington DC together. Eleventh and twelfth graders gather in a collaborative learning seminar that allows the students to drive the topics and discuss them in an open and supportive environment.

To register for Midrasha, call the Religious School office at 415.479.3447, or contact Rabbi Lara Regev at [email protected].

10th and 11th Grade Confirmation

Rodef Sholom 10th and 11th graders celebrate another Jewish education milestone and affirm their commitment to Jewish life through the ritual of Confirmation.  Confirmation classes are taught by the Rodef Sholom clergy and will meet once a month throughout the year and will allow our teens to study pressing issues facing young Jews today.  The Confirmation program will conclude with a Shabbat service created and led by our Confirmation students in May and a celebration dinner to follow.

The cost of this program is $100.  Limited financial assistance is available. To register for Confirmation, please contact Rabbi Lara at [email protected] or 415.479.3447.


Raising a Mensch: A Toolkit for Parents of Teens
Taught by Rabbis Stacy Friedman & Lara Regev
4 Wednesday nights during Midrasha, 6:15 - 7:45 pm, in Rabbi Stacy's office
November 1, 8, 15 & 29
Parenting has never been easy - but in a culture that encourages more screen time than face time, how can you make sure that your teens stay connected to what really matters in life? Join Rabbis Stacy Friedman & Lara Regev as athey explore Jewish wisdom on parenting with topics rangign from raising a mensch and fostering resilience, to navigating techonology, boundaries, gender, sexuality and more. This program also provideds an opporutnity to meet other parents of teens for conversation and parenting community.