Religious School: Makhon Le-Manhigut Leadership Institute

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in our Leadership Institute, “Makhon le-Manhigut.” The Makhon le-Manhigut consists of two fundamental building blocks: the Madrichim Program and the Learning Tracks.

Madrikhim Program

Those who choose to serve as Madrichim (aides in the Religious School) will work under the guidance of our Religious School teachers, Youth Director, and clergy, to develop leadership and teaching skills while serving as role models for younger students. Madrichim can choose to receive community service hours or a salary for their work in the school and can choose from a broad range of assignments. Qualified Madrichim will also have the option of working one on one with individual students on their Hebrew reading. Assignment choices and descriptions can be found below. New Madrichim must meet with Samantha Isenstein, Youth and Young Adult Director before placement in an assignment. ALL Madrichim must meet for an orientation before religious school begins on Sunday, August 27 2017.

Learning Tracks

Makhon Le-Manhigut’s Learning Tracks, under the direction of Samantha Isenstein, are designed to guide teenagers in developing a personal, adult relationship with the Jewish tradition through interactive learning, student-driven discussions, and timely, relevant topics. The program also includes a mentorship and teacher-training component. One hour, two to four times per month, is set aside for study during the window in which they are working at the school. There are four monthly tracks, learning track subjects include a text based class, an arts based class, a social justice based class and an Israel based class. In addition to the four learning tracks, all Madrichim, are expected to attend monthly Lunch and Learn sessions to continue Madrichim training. Please note, those Madrichim that are placed as Specialty Madrchim (Sports, Office, Art, Music, Drama, Photography and computer lab) are expected to participate in the learning tracks every week.

Information & Application

Click here for more information on the program. Click here to fill out the application.