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Teen Leadership Program

(GRADES 8-12)

Kehiloft, our program for 8-12th graders, is designed to allow our students to connect with their Judaism through maturing eyes. The program both promotes social interaction and builds crucial leadership skills. It also speaks directly to the students' lives by facilitating thoughtful discussion of teen issues as seen through a Jewish lens (and Jewish issues seen through a teen lens). 

Kehiloft is not a traditional school lecture model. Students "learn by doing" under the guidance of Tracey Weingarten, Kehiloft Director. Students bond together in the casual, relaxed atmosphere of the sessions—friendships that start in Religious School grow closer, and lasting friendships form between the students over the years they attend Kehiloft.

Highlights of the Kehiloft program include leading Shabbat services, undertaking tikkun olam projects throughout the community, helping as madrachim (student helpers) in Religious School, hosting a fall car wash, writing and performing the much-anticipated CKS Purim Spiel, attending field trips, participating in workshops with the rabbi, and much more. 

Our teens are a valued, vital part of our Jewish community! Kehiloft helps our teenagers continue to cement their Jewish identities as well as contribute in meaningful ways at CKS and beyond. 

Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784