10th Grade Classes
Sophomore First Bell
Valley 10th Grade
Wise Temple Confirmation
Students from Sholom, Adath Israel, and Northern Hills can take the 9th grade first bell options.
Sophomore Second Bell
Rabbi Goodman and Donald Washington
This course will provide a fun and supportive environment for Teens to learn the basics of improvisational acting and storytelling and the overlap between improv and Judaism. Unlock their creative voice, learn to work collaboratively with others and discover new aspects of Judaism. No previous experience needed!
Women in the text Rabbi Kahan
The Torah of our matriarchs and heroines. The Talmud of human rights and personal autonomy. The sacred texts of gender and sexuality. Dig deep into Jewish writings to discover women's voices, question authority, and wrestle with Judaism's wisdom – and sometimes ignorance – on topics that today are more important than ever!
MakerSpace: Jewish Art
Jews use art as a form of expression. Explore the overlap of Jewish ritual and art in this hands-on course. Students will learn the skills and techniques to create Judaica through both conventional and unconventional materials. No art experience required.
Israel at 75
Meet each week with the Chaverim (Friends) M'Israel -- your peers from Israel. You will discuss all the realities of Israel. What's happening now in Israel. Understand the politics. Understand the music. Discuss the top foods, fashion, art, culture, top news stories each week, and learn from Israelis who are (almost) your age. This is the class where you can find out everything you ever needed to prepare for visiting Israel. And make great friends... from
Kabalah yoga is practiced by moving our bodies into the sacred shapes of the Hebrew alphabet that correspond with a yoga asana (posture) experiencing the essence of each letter, putting them together to create a flow of movement through spelling our names and other meaningful words from our ancient language. "We will embody the hidden power of the sacred Hebrew letters." Kabalah Yoga is based on the book by Audi Gozlan, RYT. Please wear comfortable clothing to move in (no jeans), bring a water bottle. Matts provided. This section is open to 10- 12th graders. Priority given to those who have not yet taken Yoga at Shelanu.
Maimonides Moot Court Competition (Formerly Moot Beit Din)
Teacher: Lowell Lustig
Embark on a rich and engaging learning journey with local our local teacher, Lowell Lustig, through the premiere program for students to grapple with contemporary ethics through a prism of Jewish legal tradition. Powered by the Hadar Institute and supported by Maimonides Fund, the Maimonides Moot Court Competition builds upon the international competitions for high school and college students previously known as Moot Beit Din, in which participants defend ethical arguments grounded in Jewish wisdom in response to a modern ethical issue. In recent years, competitions have addressed timely issues including tainted money, whisper networks, and artificial intelligence through the intensive study of traditional and modern Jewish sources. This is a yearlong course that includes travel opportunity in the Spring to the competition.