Machon (Grades 7-12)

Recognizing that some of the greatest foundations to a child’s Jewish identity occur during the teenage years, Temple Har Shalom is committed to maintaining a meaningful program for our 7th-12th graders that continues the chain of Jewish learning and prepares them for college.

Our goal is for students to learn that they can view their world through a Jewish lens and look to that heritage for ethics and values to guide them in making adult decisions. We seek to fortify them with Jewish wisdom during a time of exploration and prepare them for the challenges ahead. We endeavor to provide our teenagers with caring, responsible adult Jewish role models with whom they can form a connection and are extremely proud of our staff of teachers, Jewish professionals, and clergy members who each take a shared role in fostering our programs and students.

Machon meets on Wednesday evenings and always includes one of the most Jewish-of-traditions: food. Our community dinner will take place from 6:30-7:00 PM giving our students time to socialize and catch up with their friends and we include a few “special dinners” throughout the year to give some variety to our normal pizza offerings. Our Wednesday schedule is:

  • 6:00-6:30 PM – 7th Grade Hebrew Prep & Tune Up (7th Grade Only)
  • 6:30-7:00 PMMachon Community Dinner (7th-12th Grade)
  • 7:00-8:00 PMMachon Programs (7th-12th Grade)

Our Machon programs are only open to Temple Har Shalom members in good standing. Our tuition fees reflect the support needed but we never want finances to prevent anyone from joining our community. Below is a brief summary of our Machon curricula and topics of study as well as accompanying tuition information. Not included are the wide assortment of special programs, enrichment classes, trips, introduction to regional youth programs, and so much more.

We invite you to explore the links on the right side of this page for registration, curriculum information, and our annual school calendars. Not included are the wide assortment of special programs, in-person family events, and so much more!

Should you want any further details about school, programs, or enrollment information, please reach out to our Director of Congregational Education, Lynn Anne Cutler, at lynnannec@templeharshalom.org, Stephanie Canning, Education Administrator, at stephaniec@templeharshalom.org or give us a call at (732) 356-8777.