Apply here to be a madrich or madricha in our Education Program!
A detailed letter about the program is here:
WHAT DO THE WORDS "MADRICH", "MADRICHA" & "MADRICHIM" MEAN?
Madrich and madricha literally means “guide”. Madrich is the masculine form and madricha is the feminine form. Madrichim is plural. In our context, a madrichim is a teen leader and role model.
WHAT WILL I DO?
You will have the opportunity to work with students in grades K-7 in our education program, supporting them and the teachers. You will help implement lesson plans and games, read stories, work with kids who need extra support, and help us a create a Jewish community of learners filled with ruach (spirit!)
WHAT'S THE COMMITMENT AND SCHEDULE?
You can choose to be a madrich or madricha during any of these times:
· Sundays 9-12pm
· Tuesdays 4-6pm
· Wednesdays 4-6pm
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any teens in grades 8-12. Seventh graders who attend a Jewish Day School are also welcome to apply!
DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
The cost of the program is $500. Financial aid is available; please speak with Robin or Rabbi Liben if you need financial support. The cost of the program covers things like paying the Madrichim Coordinator, snacks and special programs.
WILL I GET PAID?
At the end of the year if you participate fully (90% attendance or better) you will have the choice of receiving a stipend or community service hours. 8th and 9th graders will receive a stipend of $180, 10th and 11th graders a stipend of $225 and 12th graders a stipend of $250. If you have a Passport to Israel account we encourage you to put the stipend in that account.
First & Last Name
What grade are you entering?
Why do you want to be a madrich or madricha? (Check all that apply.)
I like kids.
I want to get more comfortable working with kids.
I want to make sure kids at TI have a great experience at TI.
I want to share my passion for being Jewish.
I need community service hours.
I want to stay involved at TI and/or in the Jewish community.
I have a great teen role model when I was little and want to be a role model.
My parents told me to.
What will you bring or contribute to the madrichim program? [2-3 sentences.]
What are your goals for becoming a madrich? Check all that apply.
I want to learn how to manage a classroom.
I want to better understand how kids learn.
I want to get more comfortable working with kids and teachers so I can get jobs working as a babysitter, at camp or teaching when I am in college.
I want to learn about kids with special needs in the Jewish community.
I want to brush up my knowledge of Jewish holidays, Israel, Hebrew, Bible etc.
I want to work on my leadership skills.
I want to connect with other teens.
What is something you love that you could easily do or teach younger kids? What are you hobbies, talents, favorite things to do in your free time? [1-2 sentences]
When do you want to be a madrich or madricha? (Check all that apply.)
What grade do you want to work with? (Please list your 1st and 2nd choice)
I understand that being an educator requires ongoing learning and as such all madrichim are expected to attend trainings and/or meet with the madrichim coordinator on a bi-weekly basis. Trainings and meetings will most often be scheduled during the time you sign up to be a madrich or madricha.
All madrichim are expected to regularly communicate with the madrichim coordinator. This means initiating and responding. What is your preferred method of communication?
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