Teen Learning Opportunities

Nosh & Drash Monday Night School

8th – 12th graders have a chance to:

  • Hang out with their friends and learn together in a safe environment, regardless of background and experience
  • Engage in the social action of tikkun olam, repairing the world, while making an impact on their community
  • Discuss current events through the lenses of Jewish texts and ideas
  • Develop a sense of identity that is complex and richly Jewish
  • Examine their own worldview in a framework that is both authentically Jewish and uniquely theirs
  • Enrich their lives and their connections to Judaism and the Jewish community
  • Practice the critical thinking skills that will help teens think independently in high school, college, and beyond
  • Demonstrate the dedication, leadership, life balance, and true involvement which colleges look favorably upon for admissions

Click here to learn more and see our schedule of dates and topics (coming soon!)

Register now

Monday Night School Director: Dr. Melissa Ser, 248-626-2153

Dual Enrollment Hebrew Program

Earn high school and college credit simultaneously by taking Hebrew on Sunday evenings at Adat Shalom Synagogue. This fully accredited program will give you your high school language credits as well as transferable college credits.

Classes meet from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sundays, beginning on September 16, and students are also required to complete additional work online each week. Oakland county high schools contribute to some of the cost of tuition each semester, and limited additional scholarship is available.

Earn up to 1.0 high school and 6 college credits per year. Contact Dr. Melissa Ser for more information, or call 248-626-2153.

Madrichim Teen Leadership Program

Be a classroom assistant, and learn what it means to become a Jewish leader through our program of training and practical application. You will be assigned to a classroom or a student as a buddy, and take part in regular training during school hours. Contact Jodi Gross for more information on applying to become a madrich/a. Madrichim may work on Sundays and/or Wednesdays. Eighth graders may receive volunteer hours; high schoolers may opt for volunteer hours, a stipend, or a combination of the two. Space is limited.

Howard Wade Madrichim Leadership Institute (MLI)

Teens who are madrichim are invited to take part in the Jewish Federation’s Howard Wade Madrichim Leadership Institute, which provides in-depth training in working with students. Teens may participate for multiple years, as each year’s learning builds on the previous year. A stipend is provided to participants. More details will be sent to teens by email.