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High school students can earn 2 credits studying Judaism


September 4, 2020

A unique opportunity is coming to Jewish high school students in Orlando this fall: The chance to earn two private college credits while exploring the tenets of Judaism.

The course is being offered by CTeen U, a collaboration of Yeshiva University and CTeen International. Yeshiva University is the world’s premier Jewish institution for higher education. It is home to a network of undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs offer a unique dual curriculum comprising Jewish studies and liberal arts, sciences, and business courses.

CTeen, the Chabad Teen Network, is the fastest growing network of Jewish teens, with over 500 chapters in 37 countries and 6 continents.

Yeshiva University and CTeen have carefully curated a course that will appeal to Jewish high school students from any background. No previous Judaic knowledge is required.

CTeen U’s relevant and engaging curriculum on the tenets of Judaism cultivates a strong sense of purpose and Jewish identity. Formulated to be relevant, interesting, and even fun, the class is something that the students will actually look forward to.

Once a week, CTeen U students will meet at Nate’s Shul in Longwood to be greeted by Rabbi Yanky Majesky. A small class setting will make it possible for the instructor to get to know each student, as well as for the students to study and bond with each other.

“I know how busy teens are preparing for college — this is an opportunity for them to advance their resume and college career while studying the Torah’s timeless wisdom,” said Rabbi Majesky.

The teens will be encouraged to ask questions and make their knowledge personal.

Yeshiva University credits have been accepted to many different colleges throughout the country, including highly selective schools, state colleges, liberal arts colleges, public flagships, specialized programs, and many more.

The course is available to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Classes will be held once a week for 14 weeks, on Sunday mornings starting Oct. 18.

Classes are available in person or via zoom.

Register by Sept. 15 for $100 off tuition. Contact Rabbi Yanky Majesky 407-636-5994 or Rabbi@JewishNorthOrlando.com for questions.

Scholarships are available thanks to a grant from the Michele Davison Bunce Fund. To register or for more information visit cteenu.com.


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