Summer Academy

The TOR/Tahoe Summer academy is an opportunity for our kids to connect Jewishly throughout the summer. With engaging programming multiple times per week, students can log in to participate in real time, and/or view the sessions at their leisure from Facebook Live videos and on Youtube.

Click here to see previous weeks’ programming

Click here to access the Weekend Torah Updates!

If you have students who are interested in participating, please click the button below to be placed on the Summer Academy email list.  

If you need supplies for any of the activities we are doing, please click the button below to have them delivered. (Supplies can be delivered for any week of activities, even after it has passed)


WEEK 5: 

Communities are Awesome!!

Tuesday, July 28th
4:00pm-4:45pm Summer Academy: Final Tuesday Session
Platform: Zoom
Join TOR’s Mary Frank for a wrap up of our Summer Academy learning sessions! Bring your models of community if you have built them!
Click here to join>>>
Click here to view on Facebook Live>>>

Thursday, July 30th
1:00pm – 1:45pm – Summer Academy: Volcanos!
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live
Join TOR’s youth director, Jacob Fefer along with teens Riley Froomin and Sam Weltsch as we make a mega volcano!!!
Click here to join>>>
Click here to join via Facebook Live>>>

Materials Needed: 
– a bottle or jar (preferrably glass) 
– vinegar 
– baking soda 
– dish soap 
– liquid food coloring 
Need materials to participate? Click here to fill out the materials form and items will be delivered to you! 


WE ARE LOOKING FOR SHORT VIDEOS WHERE YOU SHARE WHAT CERTAIN WORDS/VALUES MEAN TO YOU. SO, TAKE A PHONE OR TABLET AND RECORD YOUR ANSWER TO ONE (OR ALL) OF THESE QUESTIONS. THEN SEND YOUR VIDEO TO YOUTH@ORRISHON.ORG. MAKE SURE IN THE EMAIL TO TELL US WHICH QUESTION YOU ANSWERED.

Who knows, maybe your video will end up on one of the Weekend Torah Update videos!!!

What does community (Kehillah) mean to you?
What does it mean to have Courage of the Heart (Ometz Lev)?
How are words powerful (Koach Hadibbur)?
Why is it important to welcome guests (Hachnasat Orchim)?
What does it mean to be made “in the image of God (B’tzelem Elohim)?”
Why are the ten commandment important?
Who was Moses?
What is your favorite thing about being Jewish?


Links to previous programming

Week 1: What does “community” mean to you?

June 23: Exploring Community with Rabbi Evon – Click here to watch on Facebook Live

June 25: Community is Beautiful: Planting seeds and making mezuzahs – Click here to watch on Facebook Live

Friday, June 26 – Click here to view the Weekend Torah Update – Korach!

Week 2: Fun with Community!Tuesday, June 30: Share, Learn and Explore Virtually Together with Rabbi Evon! – Click here to watch on Facebook LiveThursday, July 2: Community is Musical: Windchimes, Music & Community- Click here to watch on Facebook LiveFriday, July 3rd – Click here to view the Weekend Torah Update – Chukat/Balak!

Week 3: Elements of Community!

Tuesday, July 7: Nuts and Bolts of Community with Sevan Biran – Click here to watch on Facebook Live

Thursday, July 9: The tastes of our Community – Pickles and Rugelach – Click here to watch on Facebook Live

Friday, July 10: Click here to view the Weekend Torah Update – Pinchas!

Week 4: Communities as Collectives

Tuesday, July 14: Turning our plans into models with Sevan Biran – Click here to watch on Facebook Live

Thursday, July 16: Sweetness of Community – Rock Candy! – Click here to watch on Facebook Live

Friday, July 17: Click here to view the Weekend Torah Update – Matot!

Week 5: Communities are Awesome!

Tuesday, July 21: Building Models of Scale with Sevan Biran

Thursday, July 23: More Music of our Community with Erev Cantor Ben Harris – Click here to watch on Facebook Live

Friday, July 24: Click here to view the Weekend Torah Update – D’varim!

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