August 20, 2017  |  28 Av 5777
Lifelong Education

About Machon High School

Machon Beth Sholom, Temple Beth Sholom’s High School Institute for 8th - 12th graders is proud to invite you to join our award-winning program for 2017-2018. Our Machon program seeks to develop our students’ relationships with our congregation, the Jewish people, the Jewish community and the State of Israel; explore major issues and current events facing the Jewish people and feel a sense of pride about being Jewish. Our students are introduced to a wide variety of guest speakers while building a close connection with our rabbis and leadership. We serve dinner at 6:30 p.m. and our students enjoy the social time of catching up with friends over dinner or talking with our faculty. In addition to our core Monday night program which will run from September 11 - May 14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Machon Beth Sholom (MBS) will add two new programs for the coming year.

 
Mitzvah Corps will offer a hands-on learning experience to explore with our students the many areas where each of us can make a difference in the world and participate in meaningful social justice programs. Programs which will take place on six Sundays will include visiting residents of assisted living and nursing homes before Rosh HaShanah, a coat and toy drive to assist needy families in Roslyn in December, a Martin Luther King holiday “Time for Good” program, Pack it Up for Purim in February and a Passover Food Collection and Delivery to the Lower East Side with Project Ezra in March. Students in the core Machon program can elect to add this program in addition to the weekly Machon program or sign up for this program separately. Most Mitzvah Corps programs will take place on Sundays and mutually agreed upon school vacation days. Mitzvah Corps is open to all 8th - 12th graders. Community Service hours will be granted for this program.

 
TBS Teen Philanthropy Program (TPP) will teach participants about the mitzvot of tzedakah, gemilut hasadim, community service and philanthropy and through generous TBS donors, learn how to study and research potential charities and then allocate available resources to two Jewish philanthropies at the end of the process. TBS Teen Philanthropy is open to 11th and 12th grade students. TPP will meet on six Monday evenings with one or two site visit opportunities on a Sunday or weekdays after school. Community Service hours will be granted for this program. TPP can be combined with the core Machon program.

 
To register or for more information:
Please contact Rabbi Paul Kerbel at pkerbel@tbsroslyn.org or 621-2288 ext. 133