Our Junior High School students have the unique opportunity to participate in the Rabiei Elective Program year-round, which allows students to explore new areas of interest, broaden their knowledge and skills, highlight their special talents, and, of course, have a lot of fun! Students choose a new elective each trimester to maximize opportunities for exploration. Spread throughout the school building and under the guidance of skilled instructors and facilitators (some from our own faculty and others brought in from outside), our students participate in activities such as:
A Novel Idea
Yeshiva Har Torah has a new book club for students! Book club members read the same young-adult book, meet to discuss what they’ve read, and learn about new authors.Ceramics
Students learn to cook, bake, decorate, and present their food.
Lego Robotics provides a stimulating experience for students to explore science, technology, math and engineering concepts. Creative minds are shifted into full gear as students design and build their creations from Lego and technology.
At each magic workshop session, students learn the secrets to, and get to keep a number of, fun and exciting magic tricks, while developing the skill and confidence to begin performing magic wherever and whenever.
Miniature Acrylic Painting
Under the guidance of YHT’s art director, students gain an understanding of fundamental concepts of acrylic painting on a minute scale. Each student will create paintings and learn the use of a mini canvas.
Students learn fundamental concepts of composition and editing through the study of everything from famous paintings to popular Instagrammers. The students submit their own photos demonstrating these concepts and then participate in group critiques, forcing students to think hard about their artistic choices.
Taught by trained Israeli martial artists and army soldiers, students learn techniques and skills necessary to properly defend themself from an attacker.
Stop Motion Animation
Under the supervision of an experience filmmaker, students produce their own stop motion animation projects using still digital cameras, computers, and models to create cinematic masterpieces.
Under the supervision of our own science and nature expert, students participate in a variety of hands-on environmental STEM activities while learning about the powers of the wind and the lingering effects of litter. Students also participate in teamwork challenges.
Students learn the basics of acting and performing a play, and then will have an opportunity to work with props, costumes, and collaborate with peers. With the guidance of a professional director, students will audition and be able to put on a performance at the end of the school year.
Yoga is known to help flexibility, strengthen your core muscles, and teach relaxation techniques. Students in the club will get an extreme workout, yet leave the class feeling rejuvenated.
Zumba mixes exercise movements with dance steps derived from various cultures. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. The combination of salsa and international music invigorates our girls to stay active and healthy.