May 21, 2022   date   
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8th & 9th Grade Teen Journey



“The lessons you have taught us are valuable and life changing, and I’ll carry them with me throughout my life.  Being in this community has been one of the brightest things in my life. You and the other students in my class are the most genuine people I know.  I can be myself and be accepted by you.”  

Our Teen Journey program for 7th-12th graders is overflowing with joy, meaning and community.  Rabbi Berk, Cantor Tiep, Craig Parks, Debby Stone and Brenda Silvers lead our teens through a journey of “Getting Ready” (exploring Judaism on a higher level) to “Onward”  (preparing to carry their Judaism into their post high school lives).  Through deep discussions, meaningful stories, incredible guest speakers and community-building trips, our five stupendous teachers enable the teens to explore, challenge and understand Judaism’s wisdom and guidance. 

8 TRAILHEAD - Big Questions and Spiritual Foundations

Taught by Craig Parks at the Temple on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm (See calendar link above)

Class Topics Include: Beyond Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah – Now What?; Exploring Maturity; Everybody’s Doing It; Why be Jewish? Why Being Right Isn’t Always Right; Creator or Victim - Which are you?;  The Most Important Thing to a Teenager; 

9 INWARD - Self, Other, and Relationships

Taught by Craig Parks at the Temple on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:45pm (See calendar link above)

Three-day river rafting trip.

Class Topics Include: Navigating High School; Your Invisible Best Friend Is…; Dream Your Creation and Create Your Dream; The Teen Quest for Freedom; Would a Friend Do That?

Join us for a journey through 8th and 9th grade!  For information, contact School Director Ellen Fox (; 760-334-1465).

For additional information contact School Director Ellen Fox,