Chasamba (Grades 6-8)
Chasamba, named after a popular Israeli children series (an acronym translated to “The Absolutely Absolute Secret Group"), provides middle school-age youth an opportunity for a fun, semi-structured social space that meets students at one of their greatest period of change and growth. The pre-teen and early teen years are vibrant, dramatic, and exciting. Chasamba strives to cultivate a supportive and fun social community that bridges Jewish values with this age group’s increasing social exploration.
Chasamba events run monthly and strive to act as a bridge between Garinim’s structured social programming and youth-driven, holistic programs for highs school students. Events are carefully planned by Youth Programs staff, who work with Chasamba-aged youth leaders to build the capacity of leadership and to provide age-appropriate and fun activities. Typical events integrate social time, Jewish experiences, and social action initiatives. Most importantly, Chasamba builds a strong community among participants as a launch-pad for lifelong relationships.
Chasamba events run monthly and involve both field trips and events in the synagogue. Participants are encouraged to participate in our Leadership Board to help plan fun events!