The purpose of Junior Congregation is to give students a chance to participate in a real, child-centered prayer program during which they learn not only how to pray, but the concepts and meanings that make prayer so central to the Jewish heritage.
Our students practice their chanting skills learning prayers that are taught in their regular Hebrew classes. Not only are students able to practice their chanting skills, but they also experience the practical value of their classroom studies.
Students feel that the service belongs to them and is shaped by their participation. When students lead a service, they become more invested in its success.
Junior Congregation is in session every Shabbat where school is in session for the weekend except when there is a B’nei Mitzvah.