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Schedule varies by placement and program. Tuition for MIT is $136; other Madrichim are volunteers. Full Calendar

Madrichim in 9th-12th grade and Madrichim-in-Training (MIT) (teens in the first year of the program) serve as role models, working with teachers to create a positive environment throughout Kulanu Learning Program.

Regular training and skill-development workshops led by Robin Wald are a key part of this program.

Space for this program is limited, and requires an application. Please note that teen participation and placement will be determined based on a combination of factors, including teen requests, teacher requests, classroom needs, and scheduling.

Program Tracks

Madrichim-in-Training (MIT) 

Madrichim-in-Training (MIT) is a weekly training program to prepare teens to become Madrichim. Teens are required to complete MIT before becoming Madrichim. It is strongly encouraged that teens join MIT in 8th grad. Teens may also participate in 9th grade if they are unavailable to do so in 8th grade. Tuition for MIT is $136.  

Madrichim - 9th-12th grade

All teens applying to be Madrichim are required to complete the Madrichim application.  Placements will be made based on a combination of teen requests, teacher and classroom needs, space consideration and scheduling needs. Priority will be given to teens who are returning, older and able to commit to consistent attendance. Madrichim are expected to uphold excellent attendance and communication about absences, and to attend all scheduled training workshops (approx 4-5 per year).

Mentors - 10th-12th grade

Experienced Madrichim in 10th grade or higher are eligible to mentor younger Madrichim or MIT teens. Mentors will offer helpful guidance and provide feedback with the support of Robin Wald. 

ELI 2.0: Educational Leadership Institute for the Next Generation - 12th grade

In Memory of Dr. Sheila Adler z”l

Teens in 12th grade who have participated in at least three years of Madrichim are eligible to apply for the ELI 2.0: Educational Leadership Institute for the Next Generation. 

Why Do Our Teens Love Being Madrichim?

I like being around children and want to give back to the Bet Torah community.

I have been working with the gan kids for two years now and I love it. They look up to me and learn how to behave properly and so much more. It’s like I’m their second mom! I love growing a stronger relationship with them! Also, the kids love me and all they want to do is climb all over me and that’s what I love!

I love being able to accompany kids on their journey of finding their Jewish Identity.

I really love not only being connected to the kids, but being connected to the kids in the Bet Torah community. I really love helping them with everything from learning Hebrew to making puzzles and all that is in between. In the end, I really love doing this not only to be connected with the kids but to hopefully act as a mentor for them.

I love learning and speaking Hebrew. It comes very naturally to me. Preparing for my bat mitzvah was so much fun, and I would like to share my love for Judaism by helping kids with their Hebrew and Torah studies.

I'd like to help others while I continue my Jewish journey.

SundaySun, 6 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Madrichim Workshop

Sunday, Nov 6th 11:00a to 12:30pWorkshops teach our Madrichim role models practical skills, insight into child development and social-emotional learning, address concerns and questions that arise in the classroom, and support teens in classroom leadership.

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SundaySun, 8 JanJanuary, 2023

 
 
Madrichim Workshop

Sunday, Jan 8th 11:00a to 12:30pWorkshops teach our Madrichim role models practical skills, insight into child development and social-emotional learning, address concerns and questions that arise in the classroom, and support teens in classroom leadership.

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SundaySun, 12 MarMarch, 2023

 
 
Madrichim Workshop

Sunday, Mar 12th 11:00a to 12:30pWorkshops teach our Madrichim role models practical skills, insight into child development and social-emotional learning, address concerns and questions that arise in the classroom, and support teens in classroom leadership.

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SundaySun, 23 AprApril, 2023

 
 
Madrichim Workshop

Sunday, Apr 23rd 11:00a to 12:30pWorkshops teach our Madrichim role models practical skills, insight into child development and social-emotional learning, address concerns and questions that arise in the classroom, and support teens in classroom leadership.

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SundaySun, 30 AprApril, 2023

 
 
ELI 2.0 Capstone Presentations

Sunday, Apr 30th 11:15a to 12:00pIn their Capstone Project, teens in ELI 2.0 apply what they learned as a Madrichim and in the ELI 2.0 Workshops to give back to Kulanu and Bet Torah.

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FridayFri, 16 JunJune, 2023

 
 
Madrichim Application Due

Friday, Jun 16th (All day)Madrichim are role models in our school, working with teachers to create a positive environment throughout Kulanu. Teens must apply to participate in this program. (One application for all Madrichm tracks, including MIT and ELI 2.0.)

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MondayMon, 3 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Madrichim-in-Training Workshop

Monday, Oct 3rd 5:00p to 5:45pWorkshops on Zoom are led by Madrichim Supervisor Robin Wald with guest speakers including Madrichim alumni and upper-class Madrichim, to help MIT develop classroom skills. On in person dates MITs will observe Kulanu classes of different ages, Hebrew and Judaics.

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MondayMon, 24 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Madrichim-in-Training Workshop

Monday, Oct 24th 5:00p to 5:45pWorkshops on Zoom are led by Madrichim Supervisor Robin Wald with guest speakers including Madrichim alumni and upper-class Madrichim, to help MIT develop classroom skills. On in person dates MITs will observe Kulanu classes of different ages, Hebrew and Judaics.

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MondayMon, 7 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Madrichim-in-Training Workshop

Monday, Nov 7th 5:00p to 5:45pWorkshops on Zoom are led by Madrichim Supervisor Robin Wald with guest speakers including Madrichim alumni and upper-class Madrichim, to help MIT develop classroom skills. On in person dates MITs will observe Kulanu classes of different ages, Hebrew and Judaics.

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MondayMon, 14 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Madrichim-in-Training Workshop

Monday, Nov 14th 4:30p to 6:00pWorkshops on Zoom are led by Madrichim Supervisor Robin Wald with guest speakers including Madrichim alumni and upper-class Madrichim, to help MIT develop classroom skills. On in person dates MITs will observe Kulanu classes of different ages, Hebrew and Judaics.

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MondayMon, 28 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Madrichim-in-Training Workshop

Monday, Nov 28th 5:00p to 5:45pWorkshops on Zoom are led by Madrichim Supervisor Robin Wald with guest speakers including Madrichim alumni and upper-class Madrichim, to help MIT develop classroom skills. On in person dates MITs will observe Kulanu classes of different ages, Hebrew and Judaics.

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MondayMon, 5 DecDecember, 2022

 
 
Madrichim-in-Training Workshop

Monday, Dec 5th 5:00p to 5:45pWorkshops on Zoom are led by Madrichim Supervisor Robin Wald with guest speakers including Madrichim alumni and upper-class Madrichim, to help MIT develop classroom skills. On in person dates MITs will observe Kulanu classes of different ages, Hebrew and Judaics.

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MondayMon, 12 DecDecember, 2022

 
 
Madrichim-in-Training Workshop

Monday, Dec 12th 4:30p to 6:00pWorkshops on Zoom are led by Madrichim Supervisor Robin Wald with guest speakers including Madrichim alumni and upper-class Madrichim, to help MIT develop classroom skills. On in person dates MITs will observe Kulanu classes of different ages, Hebrew and Judaics.

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MondayMon, 9 JanJanuary, 2023

 
 
Madrichim-in-Training Workshop

Monday, Jan 9th 5:00p to 5:45pWorkshops on Zoom are led by Madrichim Supervisor Robin Wald with guest speakers including Madrichim alumni and upper-class Madrichim, to help MIT develop classroom skills. On in person dates MITs will observe Kulanu classes of different ages, Hebrew and Judaics.

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MondayMon, 23 JanJanuary, 2023

 
 
MIT Observation Week

Monday, Jan 23rd (All day)Specific placements will be assigned. MITs will observe Kulanu classes of different ages, Hebrew and Judaics.

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SundaySun, 12 MarMarch, 2023

 
 
MIT Attend Madrichim Workshop

Sunday, Mar 12th 11:00a to 12:30pMIT are asked to attend the regular Madrichim Workshop in March.

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SundaySun, 23 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
ELI 2.0 Workshop #2: Set Goals

Sunday, Oct 23rd 11:00a to 12:30pThink about Backwards Design, Set SMART Goals. Includes lunch.

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MondayMon, 14 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
ELI 2.0 Workshop #3: Plan Activities

Monday, Nov 14th 8:00p to 9:00pMeet on Zoom. Reach learners of all abilities and learning styles; understand Child Development Theories

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MondayMon, 12 DecDecember, 2022

 
 
ELI 2.0 Workshop # 4: Fine-tune

Monday, Dec 12th 8:00p to 9:00pCheck for Understanding with Assessments; Plan for transitions

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SundaySun, 8 JanJanuary, 2023

 
 
ELI 2.0 Workshop #5: Apply what you learned

Sunday, Jan 8th 11:00a to 12:30pDevelop your Capstone Project

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SundaySun, 29 JanJanuary, 2023

 
 
ELI 2.0 Check In and Work-time #1

Sunday, Jan 29th 11:00a to 12:00pIncludes lunch.

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SundaySun, 12 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
ELI 2.0 Check In and Work-time #2

Sunday, Feb 12th 11:00a to 12:00pIncludes lunch.

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SundaySun, 23 AprApril, 2023
SundaySun, 30 AprApril, 2023

 
 
ELI 2.0 Capstone Presentations

Sunday, Apr 30th 11:15a to 12:00pIn their Capstone Project, teens in ELI 2.0 apply what they learned as a Madrichim and in the ELI 2.0 Workshops to give back to Kulanu and Bet Torah.

MORE INFO

FridayFri, 16 JunJune, 2023

 
 
Madrichim Application Due

Friday, Jun 16th (All day)Madrichim are role models in our school, working with teachers to create a positive environment throughout Kulanu. Teens must apply to participate in this program. (One application for all Madrichm tracks, including MIT and ELI 2.0.)

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ThursdayThu, 6 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Zehut JIF Application Due

Thursday, Oct 6th (All day)Applications are required for Zehut, a year-long exploration of Jewish identity, our obligations to the Jewish people, the stranger, and to humanity.

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WednesdayWed, 12 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
TLC and Kadima Sushi in the Sukkah

Wednesday, Oct 12th 5:30p to 7:00pThere will be sushi and we'll eat it in the Sukkah! Open to all Jewish 6th-12th graders.

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MondayMon, 17 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Simchat Torah Dinner and Dancing with the Torah

Monday, Oct 17th 6:00p to 8:00pDinner followed by evening Simchat Torah service with Hakafot (dancing with the Torah) featuring 8th grade Torah readers!

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SundaySun, 30 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Better Together Fall Semester

Sunday, Oct 30th 11:15a to 12:30pIntergenerational friendship between teens and older adults in our congregation.

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ThursdayThu, 10 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Midnight Run

Thursday, Nov 10th 5:30p to Friday, Nov 11th 1:00aOur teens travel by bus at night to deliver much-needed food and clothing to the homeless in New York City and have real interactions with our fellow New Yorkers.

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SundaySun, 13 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Zehut JIF NYC Trip

Sunday, Nov 13th (All day)Zehut is a year-long exploration of fundamental questions of Jewish identity, Israel, Antisemitism, our obligations to the Jewish people, the stranger and to humanity.

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ThursdayThu, 17 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Drash with the Rabbi Starts

Thursday, Nov 17th 6:15p to 7:15pRabbi Brusso hosts teens to discuss the intersection their lives with Judaism in his home. For 11th and 12th graders.

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SundaySun, 20 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Better Together Fall Semester

Sunday, Nov 20th 11:15a to 12:30pIntergenerational friendship between teens and older adults in our congregation.

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WednesdayWed, 23 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
TLC Broadway Show Trip

Wednesday, Nov 23rd (All day)Details coming!

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SundaySun, 4 DecDecember, 2022

 
 
Better Together Fall Semester

Sunday, Dec 4th 11:15a to 12:30pIntergenerational friendship between teens and older adults in our congregation.

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Sat, September 24 2022 28 Elul 5782