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A-TEEM Religious School Internship

The Department of Lifelong Learning is excited to assemble the A-TEEM: Assistant Temple Emanu-El Madrichim (Leaders), a working and teaching experience geared to involve ninth through 12th graders in all aspects of the Religious School.

A-TEEM student leaders work in the school office, interact with students and engage in Jewish study. School days are divided between administrative duties, hands-on involvement with students and skills training.

Activities in which the A-TEEM will be involved may include:

• Facilitating schoolwide tzedakah projects
• Assisting with ongoing school activities such as Tefilah, music and art
• Photographing school events
• Performing key administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of day-to-day activities

Join the A-TEEM:

• Help shape the Religious School
• Gain new skills and develop new interests
• Forge new relationships with peers, clergy, staff and the greater Temple community

Watch a video about our most recent group of A-TEEMers. »

Videos from previous years may be found in our
Department of Lifelong Learning playlist. »

A-TEEM members will be supervised by Rachel Brumberg, our associate director of lifelong learning; workshops and learning sessions will be taught by Temple clergy, Department of Lifelong Learning staff and Religious School faculty. A-TEEM participants also will have opportunities throughout the year to interact with other members of the teen community.

A-TEEM takes place primarily during Religious School hours. A-TEEM members will pick one day per week in which to participate throughout the school year:

• Sundays, 9 AM to 12 PM; involvement with students in grades K-7
• Mondays, 3:30 PM to 6 PM; involvement with students in grades K-4
• Wednesdays, 3:30 PM to 6 PM; involvement with students in grades 5-7

In addition to the weekly hours, the A-TEEM program will include an orientation and three additional Sunday Seminars over the course of the year. These skill- and community-building seminars take place outside of school hours.

A-TEEM members will earn a stipend for their participation in this program. Participants may be eligible to earn community service credit in lieu of a stipend, if approved by their school.

We are looking for creative and dedicated high school students who are interested in gaining new skills, learning about different aspects of congregational education, working as role models to younger students, and increasing their knowledge of and connection to Judaism. Please note, in order to participate in the A-TEEM, the applicant’s legal guardian must be a member of Congregation Emanu-El.

To apply to become a part of A-TEEM, or for more information, send a message to our Associate Director of Lifelong Learning or call (212) 744-1400, ext. 326.

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