AAtid, meaning Our Future, is a program for teens in 11th-12th grade. It runs on a two year rotation, each year with its own unique curriculum relating to the development and solidification of the participants’ Jewish identity. Each class will be based on primary sources from Biblical, Rabbinic, Medieval, and Contemporary texts. The goal for each student is to acknowledge their beliefs, and more importantly recognize where those beliefs originate. Our hope is that students will find insight in the Jewish wisdom that supplements each topic to help their own Jewish future.

The program is designed in a way that allows participants to begin the program at any point within the two year rotation. Student have the option to sign up for the full year, and choose classes on a monthly basis. The program meets twice a month.

The Jew in the Modern World

This curriculum looks at the “hot topics” in our society and examines what Jewish wisdom has said about them over 2,000 years. Topics include debates on what Judaism says about universal healthcare, the right to bear arms, and our relationships with non-Jews. We will also look at social issues like the conversation about Israel on college campuses, the re-emergence of anti-semitism in America, and the Jewish relationship with truth in the media.

2018-2019 Curriculum

Meets on Sundays

Week 1 – August 24: Creating our Space
Week 2 – September 16: The Jewish Relationship to Truth I
Week 3 – October 7: The Jewish Relationship to Truth II
Week 4 – October 21: Jewish Wisdom on Health Care I
Week 5 – November 4: Jewish Wisdom on Health Care Part II
Week 6 – December 2: Israel on Campus: Advocacy, BDS, and Narratives I
Week 7 – December 16: Israel on Campus: Advocacy, BDS, and Narratives II
Week 8 – January 13: Jewish Voice on the Right to Bear Arms I
Week 9 – February 3: Jewish Voice on the Right to Bear Arms II
Week 10 – February 24: The Jew and the Other I
Week 11 – March 10: The Jew and the Other II
Week 12 – March 31: Modern Day Anti-Semitism: Coming from Both Sides I       
Week 13 – April 7: Modern Day Anti-Semitism: Coming from Both Sides II
Week 14 – May 5: So Now What?

ProgramFees
GAAn BAhava (3 – Pre-K) – AA Members$600
GAAn BAhava (3 – Pre-K) – Non-Members$700
Kesher (K – 1st Grade) – AA Members$1,100
Kesher (K – 1st Grade) – Non-Members$1,200
Kesher (2nd – 6th Grade) – AA Members$1,400
Kesher (2nd – 6th Grade) – Non-Members$1,500
TAAglit Atzmi (7th – 9th Grade) – AA Members$1,250
TAAglit Atzmi (7th – 9th Grade) – Non-Members$1,550
AAtid (10th – 12th Grade)$360
Madrichim and Madrichim in Training (MIT) (9th – 12th Grade)No Fee
Shabbat and Holiday Programs$100

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