One Sunday a month, 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Optional playtime on playground from 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Parents and Pre-K children will meet one Sunday a month, giving families with young children the opportunity to meet each other and get acquainted with our program.
Sundays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Building on the success of our K-2nd grade library times, Chaverim students will have more enrichment programs this year such as shira (music), rikkud (dancing), art, and more.
Sundays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
+ weekly one-hour Hebrew group
Our Sunday sessions focus on Judaic studies with additional programming including t’filah, enrichment programs, and chuggim (electives).
(Students learn Hebrew in small groups that meet either at PTS or in a host home.)
Saturdays (2x/month), 9 am – 12:30 pm
Our 7th-grade program meets on Shabbat morning and is centered around creating community and sanctifying Shabbat.
On class days when a 7th grader is becoming a bar/bat mitzvah, the entire class will attend the Shabbat service.
Sundays, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Our 8th graders delve into their Jewish identity formation in a safe space where they can discuss Jewish approaches to today’s hot topics such as Israel, LGBTQ rights, gun violence prevention, environmentalism and more.
Sundays, 12 pm – 2 pm
includes lunch on class days (not on site visit days)
Our 9th graders strengthen their understanding of Judaism while also learning about other religions.
Weeks with site visits will meet at different times.
Sundays, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Our 10th graders spend the year reflecting on their personal theologies and confirming their committment to living a Jewish life. This class culminates with a Confirmation ceremony.
Sundays (2x/month), 12 pm – 2 pm
Our new Teen Philanthropy Fund gives our Confirmands the opportunity to continue their Jewish education and work together to improve the world through philanthropic giving.
Sundays, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Teens can gain leadership skills by working with teachers in our younger classrooms. This year we are expanding our Madrichim program to offer more opportunities for our madrichim to learn, develop skills, and grow in their positions. Find out more in the application packet.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
8th Grade - one Thursday a month,
9th grade - one Wednesday a month
Moving Traditions is a nationally-recognized Jewish education program that is designed to help teens think critically about the social and societal pressures placed on them in the pre-college years.
We want our teens to grow up rooted in their Jewish culture and eager to be involved in their community. Pre-PARTY gives our 7th-8th graders the opportunity to do so by creating friendships and having a great time together.
Pre-PARTY events can be found on the 7th- and 8th-grade school calendars.
PARTY, or Peninsula Area Reform Temple Youth, is PTS’s youth group for high school age youth in association with NFTY. The youth group is run and led by a board of peers.
PARTY events can be found on the 9th-12th grade school calendars.