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Jewish Opportunities & Learning for Teens (JOLT) has announced their course description for Trimester 3 of their engaging classes for Jewish teens. The beauty of JOLT is that admission is always rolling so students can begin at any time during the school year. Third Trimester begins on February 18 and is open to all St. Louis Jewish teens in grades 8-12. This is a great opportunity for students to get involved in JOLT.

Trimester 3 – 1st   Hour

  • Jews “R” News with Bob Cohn
    News is coming at us constantly in many forms. What is reliable and what is not? Discuss current events with a Jewish portal.
  • Texting With Rabbis with Rotating Rabbis
    Meet and learn with a variety of community and congregational Rabbis as they share their passion for classic text from our traditions.
  • Wizardry Of Judaism
    Expecto patronum? What does this mean? Explore the magical connection of the Harry Potter series to Judaism. Understand the ethics, morals and symbolism.

Trimester 3 – 2nd Hour

  • Snap, Crackle, Pop with Brad Chotiner.
    A look at Pop Culture through a Jewish lens that impacts teens today. Modalities will include social media, movies, television, music and radio.
  • Understanding the Holocaust through Film with Andy Schwebel
    You will have the unique opportunity to view and discuss rare and inspirational stories of survival during the Holocaust.
  • Strong Teens; Stronger Relationships with Nava Kantor
    This co-ed and interactive class will explore the empowerment and self-esteem in healthy relationships.

All classes take place on Thursday evenings at Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Road, 63141. Third Trimester dates are as follows: Feb 18, 25; March 3, 10, 24, 31; April 7, 14. Classes begin at 6:30 pm with a dinner option beginning at 6:00 pm.

Special Events will also take place on February 4 and 11.

  • February 4: Put the “I” in Israel, 6:00-8:30 pm at Traditional Congregation
  • February 11: Pizza and Movie Night, 6:00-8:30 pm at Traditional Congregation

If there is a subject that interest you and is not listed, JOLT will create a class for a minimum of eight students. For busy teens coming from another activity or who want to arrive early and socialize, JOLT offers a dinner option from 6:00 pm–6:30 pm.

To register, log onto For more information, contact Maxine Weil, JOLT Director, at 314-442-3757 or