iSERVE/ Program Description
iServe is an innovative program for Ramat Shalom’s Post B’nai Mitzvah, Confirmation and Post-Confirmation teens that focuses on the Jewish concepts of G’milut Hasadim (deeds of loving kindness) and Tikun Olam (actions to repair the world). The goal of iServe is twofold: (1) to educate teens about the needs in their community; and (2) to give them the resources & the opportunity to go out and heal the world. Throughout the year, iServe teens will contemplate, plan and engage in various meaningful, hands-on community service projects that will strengthen their Jewish identity and reinforce their Jewish values. Some highlights include: a challah bake for the food-insecure of Broward County; two beach clean-ups, bingo night with U.S. Veterans; a 6,000 lbs. food challenge for the Harvest Drive; and so much more! Service hours are available for iServe activities.
iServe is open to all 8th-12th graders. At the end of 10th grade, iServe, students whose families take part in our Congregational Plan are eligible for Confirmation.
A love of music is the only requirement for participation in this group! Rehearsals take place approximately once per month on Sundays, immediately following Torah School. Social opportunities and camaraderie are plentiful as the choir prepares for several performances throughout the year. Lunch is provided.
Emergency Information: In case of minor illness or injury of my child at school, I give the school staff permission to give basic first aid to my child. In case of a major injury or illness, I understand that staff will make every effort to contact me. If they are unable to do so, I give permission for my child’s physician and/or an ambulance to be contacted and for a physician to hospitalize and/or secure proper
treatment for my child.
In case of an emergency call:
My child may be picked up from Torah School by the following people:
List any allergies, medical conditions and/or daily medication: (Please notify the Torah School office of any changes)
For example, specific learning issues, special needs, or educational accommodations.