Today is August 18th, 2017 -
As our students graduate high school and begin to prepare for the next chapters in their lives, we engage them in meaningful study and create a culmination ceremony called “the Aliyah Ceremony,” preparing to “move up” to the next level of their lives. Throughout the high school years, our students are involved in a variety of Jewish activities, under the umbrella of “Sinai U,” our multiple-offering program for teens. In the 12th grade year, we offer a special “Senior Seminar” with our rabbis, who engage our students in Jewish study and discussion around these topics: preparing for life at college or away from home, their relationships with their parents, making good choices, how to care for the health of their bodies and souls, sexuality and relationships, understanding Israel, and more. At the end of the year, we honor all of our graduating high school students for all of their Jewish involvements, and invite them to read from the Torah, at a celebratory Friday night “Aliyah Ceremony,” and we offer blessings for them and their family members.