Starting in the Fall of 2013, Am Haskalah will offer a Post B’nai Mitzvah program for teens age 13-15. Students will meet one afternoon a month to explore issues of Jewish identity, belief and practice, particularly as they relate to young adults. A youth leader will guide discussions, activities and field trips, with a focus on experiential learning.
For more information, contact Kristin Illick. (

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Reconstructionist Movement’s TEL program for youth:

“The TEL (Teens: Experience and Learning) program is designed to enable teens to build upon past learning in their own Jewish communities and frame it within a larger Reconstructionist context. In archeology, a tel is a hill created when different civilizations live and rebuild in the same spot, creating layers of experience.”

For more information on the Teen Program, or to enroll, contact

To learn about TEL Philosophy, go to