Shevet Achim - A Program for Guys
Learning to be a “guy”¯ is not as easy or natural as it sounds. There are many sources teaching us about masculinity and not all of them are ones we'd choose for our boys to absorb. Hollywood , their peers and the internet provide many messages about how guys see themselves and each other but Judaism does, too.
“Shevet Achim”¯ means “Guys getting together”¯ and is a monthly program for adolescent boys at Temple Sinai . Led by Rabbi Jay TelRav, they will share in experiential programming and discussion that addresses topics like confidence, greed, materialism, body image and healthy relationships. They will deal with issues of powerful importance but, if you ask them afterwards, they'll probably just report that, “we had a good time with Rabbi Jay.”¯
This program provides boys a fun and safe way to maintain their connection to their Temple Sinai community and their Jewish selves at a time when far too many of their peers are dropping out after bar mitzvah. We don't want our kids to be “7th grade Jewish Drop-outs”¯ and this program is a great way to stay involved.
If you have questions, want to know more are would like to sign your 7th grade boy up for the program, call Rabbi TelRav at the Temple or email@example.com. Hope to see your young guy soon!