Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programs

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Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programs

Suffolk Hebrew Midrasha Academy

At SHJC we are strong believers in continuing Jewish Education, and to that end, are very pleased to host SHMA, the Suffolk Hebrew Midrasha Academy, our regional Hebrew High School. SHMA meets Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, and is open to students who have completed Religious School. Here, our students meet with others from area Synagogues and enjoy both continued educational growth and social interaction. And of course, dinner from Hunkies Pizza is a big favorite!

Click here to see the 2014 SHMA graduates
For additional information or to request an application, please email 

2014-2015 SHMA Calendar

Continued Study

For students who have completed their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, many opportunities exist for continued study and participation in services at SHJC. Throughout the year, and particularly in summer months, students who are post Bar- Bat Mitzvah are encouraged and welcomed to chant Torah for Shabbat morning services and Rosh Hodesh. As they engage in the continued blessing of study, their understanding and knowledge of Torah will deepen, furthering their connection to their Jewish faith and community. Additionally, for students who enjoy the study of t’fillot, there are ongoing similar opportunities to participate in leading services and davening for Shabbat, as well as weekday Shaharit and Ma’ariv services.

We also welcomes students who wish to volunteer their time on a weekly basis. Many ongoing projects, including the compilation and distribution of study materials, benefit from the community of enthusiastic young volunteers who enjoy remaining connected to the continuity of learning within the synagogue.

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