EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Jewish Center announces new programming for teens in grades 8 through 12. The classes meet on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 to 8:15 pm. They are open to any Jewish students, whether or not they are members of the synagogue. Dinner is served each week and students have a chance to socialize with their peers.

YAP, the Young Adult Program, gives 8th through 10th graders a chance to practice social action through a series of Mitzvah Modules. In each three to four week module, students will study Jewish texts for the history and meaning of each commandment. Then they will put theory into practice through community service projects with a local charity.

11th and 12th graders have the opportunity to Rap With the Rabbi. As students face adulthood and independence, they have the chance to discuss issues of identity, ethics, and how to navigate the world as a Jewish adult.

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For more information about the program, contact Julie Schwarzwald, Education and Youth Director, East Brunswick Jewish Center, 732-257-7070, or email her at jschwarzwald@ebjc.org.