Grade Level Trips 

8th and 9th Grade Trip

New York City

We will be exploring the history of the Jewish community in New York, a place where many of our great grandparents entered this country. We will have the opportunity to see the city through their eyes and experience Jewish culture in a way that is unique to NYC. We will also see a Broadway show and take part in other fun and exciting activities.

On alternating years this trip is to Philadelphia, PA.

10th Grade Trip

RAC L'Taken Seminar in Washington DC

Head to our nation’s capitol to join hundreds of other Jewish teens at the Reform Movement’s Religious Action Center’s L’Taken Social Justice Seminar. Explore a variety of public policy issues, discover Jewish values surrounding these issues and learn the skills of an effective advocate. All of this culminates in a trip to Capitol Hill where we lobby our Congressional leaders. This trip is an integral part of the Confirmation experience, but is also open to those not participating. For 11th & 12th graders: You are invited to go to the RAC either on the second time track or for the first time.

11th and 12th Grade Trip
Civil Rights Tour of the South
Explore the South through a Civil Rights lens on the Etzim 5781, 12th Grade Trip. We will learn about the struggles of African Americans to gain equality in the 1950s & 60s, visiting key sites and using the Civil Rights journey as a way to highlight the relationship of the Jewish and American identity. We will also explore why Jews, as a people who have known oppression, must care and act when others are oppressed. 

On the alternating year, the 11th and 12th graders participate in a service trip. In 2020, we volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Charleston, SC. 

Temple Beth Shalom

670 Highland Avenue

Needham, MA 02494

(781) 444-0077

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