Teens – Young Scholars Program
Rimon Young Scholars Program
LEARN, HAVE FUN, AND MAKE FRIENDS
Rimon’s Young Scholars Program, offered in conjunction with students at Princeton University is an intimate, co-ed program, opened to all community high school students who want to delve into Jewish text at a level not generally offered by area religious schools.
In its tenth semester, our Young Scholars will be offered the opportunity to delve and analyze ancient Jewish texts as it relates to the contemporary world. For a few hours every other Sunday evening , following a dinner with friends and teachers our students will engage in the text using traditional beit midrash (study hall) learning styles:
- Chevrutah learning (one on one learning with a partner)
- Shiur – a lecture by our Princeton University students Michal Wiseman and Josh Pitkoff
- Pilpul – heated debate as to the meaning of a text
WORDS FROM THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS/TEACHERS” …Text both connect us to the past and lead us in the future .”
WORDS FROM A PARENT“The material in this program is vigorous and interesting, and the teachers are engaging and confident. ….The real beauty of this program, however, is that the kids are having so much fun debating ancient text with their friends – without tests or deadlines – they don’t even realize how much they are learning.”
WORDS FROM A RECENT GRADUATE NOW HEADING TO PRINCETON UNIV
“Rimon allowed me to explore new and intriguing aspects of Judaism. Those rich Talmudic debates, fought between centuries by some of the world’s greatest thinkers and writers, have given me not only a fresh understanding of my heritage, but also an expanded outlook on key ethical and spiritual issues.
Most importantly however, at Rimon I met fiercely intelligent and infinitely fascinating people with whom I could always share a few well-spent hours on a Sunday evening.”