Jewish learning for Teens!


  • Sunday mornings
  • 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Grades 8 – 12

There’s something for everyone at JTConnect where teens have the opportunity to choose from a variety of courses in which they explore their connection to Jewish traditions and values with their peers from throughout the Greater Hartford community.

  • Click here  for JTConnect @ Emanuel Calendar
  • Click here to apply for financial assistance
CLICK for more information

Madrichim Program (Teen Aides) 

Open to those in grades 8 -12, Madrichim is our teen leadership program. Madrich translates as “guide,” and we encourage the teens who serve as Madrichim (the plural of Madrich) to view themselves ‘guiding our younger students on their Jewish journeys’. Being a part of the Madrichim program enables our teens to learn and grow as they nurture the next generations of Emanuel students.

Our Madrichim learn how to: build relationships, care for students in need, teach, and more. Depending on the class and teacher, Madrichim may assist with assignments, teach classroom lessons, lead activities, read stories, engage students who need help, and whatever else the teacher may need.

Students selected for the Teen Aide Madrichim program receive a modest salary.

In order to serve as a Madrich/a you must:

  • Submit an application
  • Be enrolled in JTConnect or a Jewish Day School.
  • Be in 8th Grade by September, 2020.
  • Commit to our work schedule
  • Have a willingness to be flexible in class and work requirements.
  • Have patience and enjoy working with young children.
  • For Resource Room Aides: excellent Hebrew reading skills

Click for a Teacher Aide application
For details contact: Director of Youth & Family Learning