New JOLT trimester includes 11 class options, begins Feb. 27

The third trimester of Jewish Opportunities and Learning for Teens (JOLT) will start Thursday, Feb. 27. JOLT, a program of the Central Agency for Jewish Education, brings together teens in grades 8-12 on eight Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 South Mason Road. A dinner option is provided at 6 p.m. Students may choose one or two classes from 11 that are offered: 

• Food for Thought: Focus on gemilut chasadim, acts of loving kindness, preparing kosher meals for those in need.

• Israel through Cinema: Explore Israeli films through an educational portal. 

• Israel and War – Fighting to Exist: Learn of major conflicts Israel has fought and the outcomes that shaped this land today.

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• Jewish Music Rocks My Soul: Explore the world of Jewish music, learning song-leading skills (No instruments necessary).

• Jews “R” News:  Discuss current events through a Jewish lens.

• Judaikitsch: Tacky meets gaudy in this Jewish art class. Participants will also learn about traditional ritual objects and their roles in Jewish life.  

• Strong Girls, Healthy Relationships: Jewish girls will engage in interactive discussions that explore empowerment and self-esteem.

• Talmud for Teens: Talmudic texts provide a basis for engaging, thought-provoking dialogue.

• Torah Through Rose-Colored Glasses: Sacred scriptures are the launching pad for great conversation and insight from classical commentators. 

• Understanding the Holocaust through Film: View and discuss rare and inspirational stories of survival.

• What Would Jew Do? Examine the ethics behind often-challenging decisions people make. 

The cost for the JOLT trimester is $140, with a dinner option offered for an additional $50. Register at cajestl.org. For more information, contact Maxine Weil at [email protected] or 314-442-3757.