The mission of J-PLEx is to support the development of dedicated and knowledgeable Reform Jews. Our students will be encouraged to discover their own Jewish identity guided by the principles of derech eretz, (good character) and mitzvot (sacred conduct). We are committed to preparing our children to comfortably engage in conversation with Jewish tradition, Torah, Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel), and Klal Yisrael (the people Israel). J-PLEx accomplishes this mission through engaging and interactive learning experiences for all ages that grow out of the success of summer camp!
Gan (Garden) & Shoresh (Root) Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
• Sunday mornings (9:30-12:00) cabin groups engage in hands-on learning in Jewish living and culture.
• Limmud (learning) is an interactive experience focused on the day’s learning theme.
• Tarbut (culture) are group experiences in the area of Jewish culture.
• Hebrew is a living language and every morning there is a chance to bring it to life.
• AND games building teamwork, mitzvah projects, Jewish foods, and joyful worship.
• The fun continues each month with Star123 social programs.
Gezah (Tree Trunk) 4th-6th Grade
• Active Jewish experiences twice a week: Sunday mornings (9:30-12:00) and midweek (Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 at Temple Judea or scheduled weekly online sessions).
• Sunday Tarbut (culture) activities include electives in the area of Jewish culture, mitzvah projects, and community worship opportunities.
•Hebrew is a living language and a language of worship – strengthen both during every session.
• Midweek sessions characterized by small group learning, relevant discussion topics and self-paced prayer mastery.
• Club45 and JTY Jr. programs strengthen relationships membership is included in J-PLEx tuition.
Anaf (Branch) 7th Grade
• Wednesday afternoon (4:30-6:30) sessions with Rabbi Siegal, Rabbi Fisch, Gaby Enser Tangir and other Temple Judea educators.
• Perfect the skills for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah – leading prayers, public speaking, and interpreting Jewish texts.
• Tackle critical topics including the dangers of silence, the consequences of indifference and our imperative to repair the brokenness in our world.
• Monthly mitzvah projects put Jewish learning into action.
• Volunteer on Sunday mornings (9:30-12:00) as a “flashmob” member helping younger students with Hebrew decoding.
Judea High & JTY 8th-12th Grade
• As emerging Jewish adults, spend Monday evenings delving into topics related to your life.
• Participate in teen-led youth group activities building leadership and teamwork skills and helping others.
• Informal discussions deepen relationships with each other and with Temple Judea’s clergy and educators.
• Have life-changing experiences with guest speakers, travel opportunities, and national scholars.
• Volunteer opportunities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons and serve as a role model for younger children.