Mitzvah Mensches is an inclusive social action youth group in which students learn about mitzvot and social action while practicing social skills in a fun, relaxing, yet structured setting. Our uniquely trained special education teachers lead students and teen peer models in weekly activities that promote friendships, responsibility, and Jewish values.
The class meets from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. every other Wednesday evening at Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill.
Mensches pose with CJP President Barry Shrage at Sweet Sounds
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This short trailer features highlights of Mitzvah Mensches, Gateways' inclusive teen youth group, from the 2011-12 school year. Watch our teens as they learn about helping others, execute a variety of mitzvah projects, and volunteer for local charities- all while making friends and having fun!
Hear from Executive Director Arlene Remz, Program Director Nancy Mager and some of our teens in this video:
All parents/guardians enrolling a student in a Gateways Jewish Education Program (Sunday Program, B'nei Mitzvah Program, Mitzvah Mensches) for the 2012-2013 school year must fill out our new enrollment forms. We've improved the forms to help us better meet your child's needs. Please click here for forms and instructions.
Click here to download the 2012-2013 class calendar.