Secondary School Programmes

Secondary School Programmes
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Thursday 2nd January 2014


For Tribe members in school years 7 and 8, Challenge is a two-year programme which helps to prepare children for the first major event of their Jewish lives, Bar and Bat Mitzvah. It introduces the essential topics of Judaism such as Shabbat, Tzedakah and all about the land of Israel. Many of the modules have been developed in partnership with Jewish organisations who are experts in their fields such as Tzedek, KLBD Kosher and US Chesed.

To join Tribe's Challenge programme speak to your local community. 

Lunch and Learn

A significant number of Jewish children are studying in mainstream secondary schools and Tribe, in partnership with JAMS, are working hard to ensure that we engage with them to help supplement their Jewish education. Tribe arranges lunchtime visits by inspirational Tribe staff and Rabbis who discuss and answer questions on a number of topics, ranging from Jewish festivals to current affairs and moral and ethical dilemmas. The sessions always attract a good turnout and it’s not just because of the generous amounts of pizza and bagels provided!

The Ambassador Programme

Tribe ‘Ambassador’ is a six-week Israel advocacy competition for pupils in Year 12 at Jewish secondary schools. ‘Tribe Ambassador’ provides contestants with the essential tools and knowledge on how to defend Israel in the public arena and on campus. It features lectures and seminars run by high profile figures from Israeli organisations and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations), along with debates and other tasks related to Israel advocacy. At the end of the competition, a debate is held between the finalists with the winner receiving a week-long internship at the ‘Stand With US’ Israel office in Jerusalem.