This year, with the launch of our new structure, LMAHH is designed to be
ONE experience - Sundays and Tuesdays - for all students
Our goal as LMAHH is to engage our Jewish teens through a program that fosters a positive attitude and social experience, a strong identity of Jewish character and a belonging to the Jewish people and the Land of Israel, and an understanding of community through service and education. LMAHH will become one LMAHH “experience.” We will work to diffuse the “Tuesday only” or “Sunday only” approach as both days will seamlessly connect.
The Sunday Experience
Time: App. 9:45 - 11:45 AM. Due to the nature of the offsite experiential learning, times may vary. You can count on fresh bagels and cream cheese!
Location: As varied as our experiences!
The LMAHH Sunday experience will consist of nine Sundays from September through May. Each Sunday (and Tuesday)
will be tied to a specific mitzvah or Jewish value. There will be no set “home base” synagogue for Sundays, as most programs will occur outside of the classroom and in the community. Some Sunday programming will be as an entire school and some programming will be broken into grade levels.
The Tuesday Experience
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM. A pizza dinner is always served! (food restrictions? give us a call)
September - December, 2020 - Adath Israel, Merion Station, PA
January - April, 2021 - Beth Hillel - Beth El, Wynnewood, PA
Building on the idea of a thematic curriculum, the Tuesday LMAHH experience will compliment, enhance and deepen the learning taking place on Sundays and vice versa. We are excited to implement a more collaborative and team based approach.
Each Tuesday will be built around a broad theme, the same theme that is tied in with Sundays.
Tuesday evening will begin with dinner and an enhanced and deepened version of our now famous current events update, "Jews in the News.”
Following that, we will have at least an hour of school-wide learning and programming. Team LMAHH is very excited to be working in greater collaboration with each other, engaging the entire school as one student body, but with maximum flexibility for adapting each week’s lesson and tailoring this to the students as needed. In the event that we need to respond to an urgent matter in the news, this gives us a space to do this as well.
As mentioned above, the Tuesday and Sunday LMAHH experiences will connect seamlessly via educational themes. Our themes for this year are:
Friendship / Chaverut
Ancestry / Midor L'dor
Religious Pluralism / Eilu V'Eilu
Social Action - Tikkun Olam / Tzedek and Chesed
Tarbut / Culture
Chibat Tzion / Love of Israel / Israel Advocacy
Remember / Zachor
LMAHH Offers Extra-Curricular Social Programming
Four times over the course of the school year, LMAHH offers fun, social events - usually on Saturday evenings. These "just for fun" programs help to reinforce one of LMAHH's main goals which is to engage our Jewish teens while fostering a positive social experience. It's all about the friends!
"Social" Dates for 2020-2021