Be a Leader - Join a Taskforce
We are in awe of the power of teens to make sweeping social change and organize impressive communities to action. We want Temple Emanu-El teens to be the top leaders amongst their peers. This year, we are turning the Temple Youth Group model on its head. Instead, we are forming a Teen Leadership Council.
We believe that they have potential to be a key leader in our future. We want to give them all the resources we have to create fun and amazing experiences for their fellow teens. We also want them to see themselves as someone who can make a real difference in this world.
We are now accepting applications to be a member of the TEen Leadership Council. As a member of the TEen Leadership Council, teens have the chance to apply to be a part of various task forces. They may apply for as many or as few task forces as they like! This is a great opportunity for leadership experience as they begin to think about building up your college resumes! Once we find the task force members we will begin to schedule dates to meet.
In addition to our Rabbis, the TEen Leadership Council, will be under the leadership of three council chairs: Harrison Frank, Ella Schulman, and Alexa Freedman.
Being a member of a task force on the TEen Leadership Council involves a commitment, approved by your parents, to:
- Fulfill the duties of your task force:
- Meet with your other task force members to plan event(s)
- Check-in with Rabbi Rachael and Rabbi Max to help you plan and execute your event/program
- Recruit for your event
- Attend and participate in your event
- Attend 1 Temple Board meeting in the Fall and 1 meeting in the Spring
- Make 10 phone calls to congregants ahead of Rosh Hashanah and Passover. This is something our Synagogue board does as well. Congregants really enjoy receiving these holiday greetings!
- Don’t worry, Rabbi Max and Rabbi Rachael will walk you through the process!
Task Force Opportunities!
Education: Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur Young Children Programming during services
- On this task force you will have the chance to spend Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur with some of our younger congregants!
- They’ll be excited to engage with the activities you plan for them while their parents are upstairs at services!
- There is room in this task force to also plan a Youth Service if this is of interest to you!
T’fillah: Plan and lead a Friday Night Shabbat service in the Fall and Spring
- Have you ever wanted to help lead services at Temple Emanu-El?! Now is your chance!
- This task force will work together with voice and instrument to craft and lead a Friday night service for the whole congregation!
Social Justice: Plan 1 community service event in Fall and Spring
- Help select the social justice causes for the Teens of Temple Emanu-El
- Organize teens to go to two different locations in the Atlanta area to give back through community service
- There is room in this task force to also work with the Adult Social Justice Committee as well
Israel: Plan and execute 3 K–2 activities for religious school, related to Israel | attend AIPAC policy conference in Washington, D.C. (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)
- Bring your love of Israel to the youngest students in our Religious school
- Prepare 3 lessons throughout the year and teach them to our Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders
- Attend AIPAC Policy Conference with your rabbis
- Participate and take a leadership role in AIPAC activities at the synagogue leading up to the Policy Conference
Social Programming: Plan and execute at least 4 social programs for the year
- Decide what kind of social programs are available to teens at Emanu-El: Things like: ice-skating, overnights at a camp, Breakout Rooms, rock climbing, Hawks/Braves/Falcons/Atlanta United games
- Select the dates, advertisement details, and recruit friends to join