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Retreats 2013/2014

A distinctive part of the Temple Sinai youth and teen experience are the grade-level day and overnight trips, often led by our Rabbis & Sami Tanenbaum, Director of Youth & Teen Programming.

For ALL Sinai Members- Public, Private, Day or any other school students you can think of…

2nd Grade
Day-long Retreat at Camp Coleman
Sunday, April 27, 2014

This retreat is designed to give all our 2nd(Religious School and Jewish day school students) a chance to be “campers-for-a-day” at Camp Coleman. Through various activities including arts and crafts, sports, and canoeing the children will explore and experience the world from a Judaic perspective.

3rd /4th Grade
Overnight Retreat at Camp Coleman
October 19-20, 2013 (Saturday – Sunday)

A great night at Camp Coleman filled with fun, learning, sharing, sports, arts & crafts, and Jewish identity-building activities. Retreats are a wonderful opportunity for all 3rd and 4th within our synagogue family (Religious School and Jewish day school students) to deepen their connections to one another.

5th/6th Grade
Alabama Civil Rights Trip
Weekend of March 21-23, 2014

The Torah teaches us ki garim anachnu – for we were once strangers in a strange land. 5th and 6th graders will learn about the struggles of African Americans to gain equality in the 1950’s & 1960’s as well as discover Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights struggle. We will walk away understanding why Jews, as a people who have known oppression, must care and act when others are oppressed. The journey includes Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham. Also, we will visit the site where Leo Frank was lynched, the Rosa Parks Museum, the Voter Rights Museum, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Freedom Park, and The Civil Rights Institute.

10th Grade/Confirmation
New York City Trip
Weekend of February 28-March 2, 2014

The Confirmation Trip to New York is a weekend packed with activities. Students will learn about both the historical and modern Jewish experience while experiencing New York’s staples like Broadway, Central Park, and lunch at a deli.