What is Sparks Hebrew High?

Hebrew High provides advanced Jewish involvement for high school students by challenging teenagers to incorporate Jewish thought into their everyday life. Each class incorporates ethics, philosophy, faith, history, community service, current events, and textual studies
  • Active Learning and Skills We give teenagers a place to explore, grow, and participate through: Critical thinking, challenging activities, text analysis, public speaking, mock debates and driving questions, building their personal conviction and passion
  • Raise a Leader  While modern culture promotes conformity, we encourage teens to discover their own voice by sharing their opinions and challenging the ideas presented – inspiring them to become leaders instead of followers.
  • A Key to Success  Academic performance improves when students enter university with a healthy sense of self and a clarity of purpose. We provide the forum for students to think deeply about themselves and build a strong foundation of beliefs and values.
  • CTeen Field Trips  Once a month, our teens will be going on an awesome field trip that will forge social bonds between another and foster community building.
  •  Hebrew High is for 8th-12th graders.  Rabbi Avi Bukiet will be the instructor.  The class will meet from 6:00-7:30PM each Sunday evening (see calendar below for dates). Your teen will join Hebrew High in-person at Center for Jewish Life (129 Lake St, Arlington). All participants who choose to join in person must adhere to all safety and health precautions in order to minimize the risk of spreading Covid-19. This will include wearing face masks when meetings are indoors and keeping social distance.
  • At the end of the year, there will be a graduation ceremony for the seniors who are graduating Sparks Hebrew High. They will be presented with a certificate as well as a special gift in honor of their achievement!