Strengthening the connection to Judaism,
Hebrew language, and the Jewish community.

WRTweens encompasses our fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-grade learners. Through both individual and class projects, students deepen their understanding of Jewish life cycles, connection to Israel and the Holocaust, exploration of Torah and Jewish holidays, and commitment to repairing the world. Learners closely engage with Hebrew, building reading skills and comprehension throughout each year.

The Jewish Learning Lab (JLL)  is a comprehensive program that begins in Kindergarten and ends in 12th Grade.  The curriculum provides the skills and tools to live a meaningful Jewish life and supports the mission of the JLL, “to kindle a lifelong love of Jewish learning and living in children and youth in the WRT community.”

Students must be enrolled by 3rd Grade to receive a preferred bar or bat mitzvah date, and to benefit from the core educational elements needed to have a successful and positive experience leading up to their bar or bat mitzvah. Students who do not attend the JLL before 3rd Grade will miss the opportunity for vital learning and community-building experiences that provide the foundation of Jewish learning in the upper grades.

Those who wish to join the JLL after 3rd Grade must first speak to the Director of the JLL to discuss any previous Jewish education their child may have.  In such situations, the child may be required to take on additional learning elements, at the parent’s cost, in order to participate successfully in the JLL program.

Learn more about the curriculum and goals for our WRTweens: