Tucson Hebrew High will start off its 2014-15 school year with last-minute registration and the first night of classes on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at its host facility, Congregation Anshei Israel.
At 6 p.m., incoming freshmen and new students will meet the faculty and join an opening program and pizza party. A parent information session and back-to-school coffee will be held at the same time. The first evening’s classes will begin at 7 p.m. The evening, which will include a sundae bar, will end at 9 p.m.
Opportunities available at Tucson Hebrew High this year include a new Jewish Teen Engagement Intern Program; a new learning and travel opportunity to Washington, D.C.; the Commitment to Remember program pairing teens with Holocaust survivors; new faculty; and subsidies for Israel travel.
Tucson Hebrew High is a community program open to all Jewish teens grades 9-12, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Coalition for Jewish Education and supported by Tucson’s synagogues. It is a member of the North American Association of Community and Congregational Hebrew High Schools.
“Hebrew High provides today’s teens with a safe place to learn about what really matters to them in our 21st century world,” says Principal Sharon Glassberg.
“Engaging faculty, social action, special programs and exciting speakers round out the Hebrew High year. Tucson Hebrew High students learn to think critically, analyze and question others while forming a strong sense of self in a four-year program. This extracurricular academic activity gives students the edge in the college admissions process.”
Fall course brochures will arrive in homes at the end of July, with registration also available online beginning July 22 at www.tucsonhebrewhigh.org. For more information, contact Glassberg at 577-9393 or [email protected] .