IDENTITY ENRICHMENT Enhancing the education of Jewish youth for over 70 years TODAY’S STUDENTS - TOMORROW’S LEADERS
INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF JEWISH LEADERS For more than seven decades, Jewish teens
Just a few JCHS highlights…
with diverse backgrounds, interests and
• Experiential learning environment
talents have converged at the Jewish
• Character & leadership skill building
Community High School (JCHS). Teens form lifelong friendships, ask challenging questions and enjoy amazing experiences.
• Conversational Hebrew for all levels • Inspirational Israel programs • Jewish Online Learning for Teens (JOLT)
JCHS is among the largest and most
• Teaching certificate programs
comprehensive Jewish supplementary education programs for students in public and private high schools. Hundreds of students at branch locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region form a dynamic Jewish learning community.
TEENS BENEFIT FROM A PLURALISTIC APPROACH WITH A DIVERSE AND EXPERT FACULTY
ENGAGING THE INTELLECT INSPIRING THE SPIRIT Teens come to JCHS to connect with their history, their Jewish peers, and increase their knowledge of Judaism
I loved how I was able to strengthen my relationship to the Jewish community.” ~ Ben S., JCHS graduate
– all while building their college resumes. JCHS has an enriching mix of social and academic experiences that impact teens from Bar/Bat Mitzvah age to college.
Jewish Identity Program 8th-10th Grade Teens build a strong foundation for Jewish identity and academic success by • Exploring Jewish values and ethics that are relevant to today • W orking with an advisor to plan a personal learning profile • Going on trips, meeting friends, building a network of like-minded peers • Experiencing fun elective choices and classes like Food for Thought, the most popular Service Learning program where students learn to cook
Pre-Collegiate Program 11th-12th Grade Older teens develop leadership skills, prepare for college and Jewish adulthood by • Engaging with Jewish texts, Hebrew language, and Israel advocacy • Earning a Teaching certificate and other credentials • Participating in student government and planning school-wide activities • Enhancing college applications by taking college credit courses • Attending college preparatory programs • Learning what Jewish life is like on the college campus
Their Gratz education provides them the gift of discussion, arguing a point, tackling thorny moral issues of the day, and learning how to think!” ~ Shelly S., JCHS parent
JCHS is possibly the greatest investment I have made in my future.” ~ Jason V., JCHS graduate
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JCHS prides itself on being a pluralistic and inclusive community.