The 8th grade IMPACT Program
Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah doesn't have to mean the end of Jewish learning..... in fact, its only the beginning!
JFE's 8TH grade IMPACT program challenges 8th graders to think and act big - in ways that can make differences in the world around you.
This year, the 8th Grade Impact program will have three options. You and your child can decide which option works best for you and makes the most sense with your schedule, and you can always change program options during the year!
Please see below for the three different options to choose from:
Program A: Monthly Mitzvah Trips:
Each month, 8th graders will have the opportunity to join an exciting hands-on Mitzvah trip to different organizations throughout Chicago and the Northshore and engage in meaningful community service projects! Our first trip is Sunday, Sep 15th to Maot Chitim. There will always be a bus provided for 8th graders from JFE (located at Jewett Park Community Center in Deerfield). Other mitzvah trips include Weinberg Community Center, Cradles to Crayons, The Ark, The Chicago Chesed Fund, Bernie's Book Bin and more! Specific dates will be emailed soon. There will also be a special trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum. This program will run Sept-May. Program Cost: $225
Program B: Monthly Mitzvah Trips and Sunday Breakfast & Learn:
In addition to the monthly Mitzvah trips, join Rabbi Tzvi Yaakov ( aka Rabbi Taco) three times a month on Sunday mornings at JFE for breakfast and discussions about leadership, Judaism and how to make an impact. This option will take place from 9:30-10:45 on Sundays at Jewett Park + field trip dates *. This program will run Sept-May. Starting Sunday, Sept 8th.
Program Cost: $425
Program C: Monthly Mitzvah Trips, Breakfast & Learn and Teen Leadership Cohort (TLC)
In addition to the monthly Mitzvah trips, and joining Rabbi Taco three times a month on Sunday mornings for breakfast and discussions about leadership, Judaism and how to make an impact, students in the TLC program will volunteer in the younger grades from 11:00am-12:30 pm. This will give the teens who choose to participate in this cohort both volunteer and hands-on leadership experience. This option will take place 9:30-12:30 on Sundays at Jewett Park + field trip dates *. This program will run Sept-May. Starting Sunday, Sept 8th. Program Cost: $425