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T.R.A. is a one-of-a-kind peer mentoring program originated by Cantor Charles Davidson and pioneered at B'nai Shalom by educator Margo Heda. In this dynamic program, teens will make new friends, get leadership and teaching training, become mentors and leaders in their synagogue community, perfect the ancient and beautiful art of reading Torah, perform community service to B'nai Shalom through assisting with Torah readings, and most of all, gain confidence, self-esteem, new skills, strengthened Jewish identity and new social connections! Whew - that's a lot... And what's more, it's free for our members and there is only a small fee for non-members! Only your teens enthusiasm and presence are required.

Students of any age (from post-bar/bat mitzvah onwards) and skill level are welcome. We promise that no matter where your teens start - whether they are advanced readers or beginners, they will advance to a greater level of knowledge and expertise, and will grow personally in the process.

Come visit us and find out what it's all about! We meet once a week. Contact Margo Heda at margo@techcat.com for additional information.

Click here to download the registration form.