The Madrichim Program is Temple Judea’s volunteer teacher’s assistant program for our Religious School. Students in grades 9th-12th are paired with a teacher for the year to aid them in classroom activities. As a Madrich(a), you will forge a meaningful relationship with your assigned teacher, and the students in the classroom. This is a rewarding experience that allows you to learn and grow as leaders in a classroom setting and in our Temple Judea community.
The Madrichim Program counts as community service hours that many students need for school. The program runs on Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons, and you can participate on either day or both days. We require that participants commit to all Sunday or Tuesday Religious School sessions. Each student can miss up to three sessions per year and still be eligible to receive service hours.
The Madrichim program focuses on enhancing interpersonal skills, working in a team setting, fostering personal responsibility, interacting with students in a positive way, and being a strong Jewish role model in our religious school and throughout Temple Judea. Teens that are looking to develop these skills, and are excited about helping out in a classroom are sure to have a meaningful experience that will stay with them for years to come.
Your teen will choose to volunteer in a classroom on either Sunday mornings from 8:30am-12:00pm (Jewish Studies and Hebrew Studies), OR on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45-6:45pm (Jewish Studies and Hebrew Studies).
In addition to their classroom time, all teens engaged in this program commit to “madrichim training,” with our Madrichim Coordinator, Mika. This training consists of a once-monthly “Lunch and Learn” program here at Temple following Sunday religious school from 12:00-12:45pm.
Madrichim training dates for 2018-2019 coming soon!
Students are allowed to miss up to 3 training sessions with a written excuse to our Director of Education, Rabbi Bruce Raff.