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Our 7th & 8th grade students are in for a very exciting year! The 7th and 8th grade will be splitting the year into two subjects. In the fall we will be taking a dive into the history, geography, culture and life of Modern Israel. For the second half of the year we will be looking at the history of the Holocaust including antisemitism, upstanders/bystanders and stories of victims.


  • Classes on Sunday evenings, 5:15-7:00 PM

  • Field Trips

  • Dinner when classes on-site

  • Developing Connections with Jewish Community

  • Develop real-world skills (interview skills, critical thinking, productive debate skills, tools to deal with antisemitism in real life)

Seventh & Eighth Grade Experience at Adath Israel Congregation
First Semester: Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh BaZeh - All of Israel is Responsible for One Another
Second Semester: V’ahavta L'reacha Kamocha - Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh BaZeh
For our first semester experience, we’ll explore the diversity and ingenuity of Jewish life in Cincinnati. Starting at home, Adath Israel Congregation, and visiting numerous sites of Jewish prayer and culture, we’ll investigate how different people practice Judaism and express their Jewishness. Our class will meet with faith leaders from each major branch of Judaism, learn about the importance of pluralism and togetherness, and uncover what it means to be a Jew in America today for ourselves and others.

V’ahavta L'reacha Kamocha
Second Semester, we’ll explore different faith traditions that students will (and maybe already have) encountered during their lives. From Churches to Mosques (and more!), we’ll explore the role that Religion plays in the lives of our neighbors, including immigrants, different ethnic groups, and classmates at school. We’ll practice the Jewish values of humility and eagerness to learn as we explore the intertwined histories of our own beliefs and values as friends and neighbors.

Site Visits & Logistics
The majority of our class time will take place off-site, at different houses of worship and congregations. Students are expected to dress appropriately and modestly for visiting holy spaces. This includes long pants or skirts, shirts, blouses, and close-toed shoes. Young men should also bring Kippot (we’ll also provide if necessary) and young women should bring a scarf to site visits.

Drop Off & Pick Up
Often, drop off and pick up will happen at our site visit locations. While we are still working to confirm many of our site visits, we plan to visit cultural centers across greater Cincinnati, including in Mason, Clifton, Kenwood, Finneytown, Loveland, and more. Please watch your inbox for changes to our schedule.

Sun, April 21 2024 13 Nisan 5784