Ninth Grade

Rabbi Shira Milgrom teaches our 9th graders. The 9th grade curriculum focuses on the Jewish responsibility to global justice while exploring our individual and collective identities as Jewish people. What are our obligations to make society more equitable and just? Does the meaning of tzedakah change when we cross international boundaries? Through text study, debate and dialogue, music, art, and drama we will address issues of justice, responsibility, and social action. We will challenge ourselves with a new set of questions each week in hopes of discovering answers that are authentic and meaningful. We look forward to seeing how each student’s unique life experiences shape his/her approach to understanding the world in which we live. As members of our High School community, our 9th graders participate with the larger High School community in our weekly Kehila (community) meeting each Wednesday. We encourage our High School students to also participate in our Sr. Youth Group and in amazing travel, service and learning opportunities we offer. (“Talking with Rabbi Shira every week about poverty and how Judaism views our personal obligation was really interesting. It made me realize even as a teenager, I can work to make the world a better place”)

Kol Ami 9th – 12th Graders meet together each week for a half hour “Kehila-Community” program.
Programs are created and run by our “Vaad – High School leadership board” and span a range of topics important to our High School students.