Madrichim in Hebrew means teachers, counselors, or leaders and is often used to refer to counselors at summer camps. At Temple Sinai, we garner young leadership with our own Madrichim program. Our Madrichim assist our Religious School teachers which teaches them back a valuable Jewish leadership experience. The program is geared to teens grades 7-12 who want to gain leadership skills and be an integral part of the Congregation. The teens make a commitment for the year and they are matched up with a particular class to assist the teacher in class projects and day-to-day activities.
Our Madrichim help operate the laptops, document cameras, and smart boards in the classrooms as needed. Madrichim help deliver snacks, manage recess time, accompany classes during services, and other variety of school tasks.
Our youth participation continues with taking on leadership roles in number of committees. The committees oversee a few aspects of Temple Sinai youth activities, and include youth board, retreat committee, Tzedakah (charity) committee, Mensch committee, Tikkun Olam committee, and more.
If you are interested in being a part of the Madrichim program, please email Dr. Sharon Knafo for more information.