Kehillah Chai Experiences…

     Chai Experiences give our students the opportunity to do,
            learn, and experience Judaism in their own way!
In addition to the specific core curriculum taught in each classroom, every student will select a minimum of two Chai Experiences from each of the following areas to focus on during the Religious School year.
        •    Extended Jewish Learning(Torah)
        •    Worship/Community (Avodah)
        •    Acts of Loving Kindness (Gemilut Chassadim)

You may find that the opportunities available to you can overlap into more than one category.  You are encouraged to make the selection based from your own personal experience.

Stay connected; visit often.  Suggested lists of ongoing and one-time opportunities for Kehillah Chai Experiences are always available for you to review here.  The list will be updated monthly.  

We want you to share the opportunities!  If you know of additional Chai Experiences that we may want to add to the list please contact Marci Diamond, the
Jewish Family Life Engagement Coordinator at

  Opportunities and Suggestions for Chai Experiences~

   You may find that the opportunities available may overlap into more than one category ~  you are encouraged to make the selection based from your own personal experience

 Torah Extended Jewish Learning Experience

  • B’nei Mitzvah study with Cantor

  • Hebrew class at Shaare Emeth

  • Jewish Book Club

  • Torah Study (Saturday mornings)

  • Read from the Torah at Services                                                 

  • Read a Jewish book and write a brief summary                                                   suggested site - Assoc of Jewish Libraries                               
  • Watch and critique a Jewish movie or play 


Avodah Worship/Community Experiences
  • Youth Group Service Participation
  • JCC Maccabia
  • Summer Camp Experience
  • Madrichim Program
  • Chavurah


Gemilut Chassadim Experiences of Loving Kindness

  • Tzedakah Core at Shaare Emeth

  • Personal Tzedakah project

  • B’nei Mitzvah project

  • High School Community Service group

  • School Alliances and Clubs

  • Youth Group Participation (program specific)

SEYTG- Shaare Emeth Teen Youth Group   

JYG Shaare Emeth Junior Youth Group

BBYO - B’nai Brith Youth Organization




  • Assisting an elderly person with life skills


B'Nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program

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