Hebrew High - DeReKH: 8th-12th


CAT Hebrew High - DeReKH: The Dallas Regional Kehillah High!
 

 

Registration Form and Calendar


 

DeReKH, Hebrew for pathway, is a collaboration between Congregations Anshai Torah, Beth Torah, and Shearith Israel offering our 8th-12th grade students a top-notch educational experience and meaningful opportunities to create friendships and memories they will cherish for a lifetime. Each Sunday morning they will share as a group of more than 100 fellow students from our three congregations and beyond. More than a high school program, we are a kehillah - a community of bright, committed, young hearts and minds - dedicated to building a vibrant Jewish future for the next generation.



Details: Housed at Congregation Anshai Torah, sessions begin Sunday, September 30 and continue (excluding Jewish Holidays and school breaks) through May, 2019. The program runs from 10am to 12pm with breakfast served each week. The cost for each student will be $695.  Click HERE to register. (insert weblink)


Faculty: DeReKH’s faculty includes Rabbis Michael Kushnick, Adam Roffman, Ari Sunshine, Stefan Weinberg, and Elana Zelony and longtime Jewish educator Evan Bernstein.  The program has been created by participating congregation’s rabbis and their religious school directors Sarah Lipinsky, Beri Schwitzer, and Sharon Wechter.


Building on the strong foundation of our existing high school programs, students will be enriched and challenged by a diverse curriculum that is both foundational and creative. Together with our rabbis, they will explore core areas of Jewish identity and belief.  Thanks to our Israel experts, students will emerge as strong advocates for our homeland, knowledgeable about her history, culture, and spiritual significance. They are taking part in innovative programs that will trace their family histories and genealogies. They will choose from a variety of elective classes that will speak to their own particular interests in the arts, athletics, digital media, and popular culture. Our teens will change lives by serving our city’s most vulnerable individuals through hands-on tikkun olam opportunities throughout the Metroplex. Special programming allows them to share time with leaders and change agents who will help them to shape the future of Jewish Dallas.


DeReKH students take part in unforgettable trips. In 8th grade, they will learn about combating social and economic injustice, and southern Jewish culture and history in the Lower Ninth Ward and French Quarter of New Orleans. In 10th grade, they will walk the path of their great-grandparents through the gateways of Ellis Island to the streets of the Lower East Side and experience the newest innovations in Jewish communal life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  As seniors, they will join their peers from across the country and across the world on the March of the Living, reenacting the rebirth of our people from the ghettos and the gas chambers to the streets and the sanctuaries of our holiest city in our promised land.


The students will share all of these experiences not just as individual synagogue communities, but as a united Dallas Jewish community.  They will be guided not just by their own teachers and rabbis, but also enriched and inspired by the full complement of rabbinic and educational talent that we are so blessed to have in our region.


For more information call 972.473.7718 or email Rabbi.Kushnick@anshaitorah.org