LAMED at Gratz: A Leadership Program of Congregation Kol Ami and Old York Road Temple-Beth Am is an innovative, two year leadership development program for 11th and 12th grade students who wish to serve their communities, earn religious school teaching certification, and enhance the religious school experience of future generations. At the conclusion of the program, students earn Certification in Experiential Jewish Education and they will also have the opportunity to earn college credit.
LAMED at Gratz is an innovative program that provides students with the opportunity for:
- Leadership Development– Play an integral role in your synagogue’s religious school. Find and develop your voice through leadership experiences. Gain valuable leadership skills to last a lifetime.
- Community Service– Make a positive difference in the lives of others. Be an inspiration to younger students. Strengthen the Jewish community.
- Connection to Judaism– Deepen your knowledge of Judaism. Learn from talented guest educators from across the country. Help make Judaism meaning and relevant to future generations.
- Training– Learn to maximize your creativity. Envision and produce fun and incredible school programs. Collaborate with a team of Jewish teens from across your community.
LAMED at Gratz meets at Gratz College in Melrose Park, Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington and Congregation Kol Ami in Elkins Park.
LAMED students meet twice a week during the academic year:
- Sundays – 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. On Sundays, students develop new programs, assist in religious school classrooms, and lead incredible experiential programs.
- Tuesdays – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Tuesdays, students learn from guest speakers, exploring a wide-range of relevant and intriguing Jewish topics.