High School Madrichim Program

Our Madrichim program is a practical and hands-on program for Temple Emanuel high school students. The word “Madrichim” is derived from the Hebrew word, “derech,” meaning “road, “path,” or “way.” Our Madrichim assist our Religious School teachers in the classroom, act as role models for our younger students, and take on important leadership roles in our community.

Madrichim work during regular Religious School hours on Sundays from 9:30am -12:00pm. Tuesday and Wednesday options are also available during Hebrew School from 4:15-5:45 pm.

High School Students earn volunteer/service hours or are paid in credit for hours worked. 9th graders earn volunteer hours, while 10th-12th graders earn service/volunteer hours OR minimum wage credit that can be applied towards future tiyulim (trips) such as the RAC L’taken Seminar in Washington D.C., New Orleans Mitzvah Trip, or March of the Living.

Certificates for service/volunteer hours are distributed at the end of each semester (January for 1st semester, June for 2nd semester).

In addition to the Madrichim program, our High School students also have the opportunity to participate in various other meaningful experiences. Click on the links to the left for more information.