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Life long Jewish Learning ...for Teens

Teen Talmud Torah (T3)
Teen Talmud Torah is an exciting learning program geared towards our 8th through 10th graders and featuring educators from throughout the Memphis Jewish community teaching different units. Beginning in October, T3 students will join together on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8PM. Pizza will be provided. 

Session Blocks as follows: 
Session Block 1: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13
Session Block 2: November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18
Session Block 3: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5
Session Block 4: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12 (maybe 4 sessions)
Session Block 5: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
Session Block 6: (Maybe April 23) April 30, May 7, 14, 21 (maybe 4 sessions)

Students will join with their parents on the following Shabbat afternoons following Kiddush: 
November 10th
December 15th
February 2nd
March 9
April 13
May 18

Beth Sholom Members - $400
Non-members - $600

(Students are expected to join for all Session Blocks. For special circumstances, please contact Rabbi Sarit -

Beth Sholom Teen Talmud Torah is open to all members of the Memphis Jewish community. Register here

This program is made possible by a generous grant from Memphis Jewish Federation. 

Moot Beit Din

Imagine taking a scenario ripped from the headlines on a contemporary hot button issue from fields like environmental sustainability, bio-medical ethics, or human rights. Then, study what the great sages of Jewish law said about similar circumstances in their time and debate what you believe to be the correct Jewish legal response to the situation today. It’s like Mock Trial meets the Talmud. But that’s just the beginning!  Next, your legal team writes up a response and sends it off to a panel of real experts in the field for review and response.  Finally, you compete with other teen teams from across North America and debate just like mock trials. 

Our first Mock Trial team competed in Florida at the end of March 2016 and won second place in their division!  Well done, Team BSS! 



United Synagogue Youth (USY) and Kadima inspire Jewish youth to explore, celebrate and practice ethical values, Jewish Living, Zionism, and community responsibility based on the ideology of the Conservative Movement.  For more than 60 years, USY and Kadima have been engaging and educating Jewish youth across North America, teaching them about life, friendship, religion and leadership while changing their lives forever.

Beth Sholom’s chapters of USY (for grades 9-12) and Kadima (for grades 6-8) are members of the Ein Gedi Sub-Region, which is part of the Hanegev Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.  HaMelech Kadima & USY (HaMelech means ‘the king’ in Hebrew) has diverse programming which includes social, social action/community service, religious education, and other programs with youth from the Southeast Region. USY and Kadima provide wonderful opportunities for Jewish teens and tweens to connect with each other, as well as with other teens in the region’s many participating states. We offer a comfortable and enjoyable environment for teens to discover and/or strengthen their Jewish identity.

HaNegev is the South-East Region of USY/Kadima and covers Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Southern North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Barbados, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.

Sun, May 26 2019 21 Iyyar 5779