SABABA is the Jewish education program for teens in the Greater Harrisburg area (formerly known as Hebrew High.)  The program is open to teens in grades 8-12.   In 2020-2021, we are offering two options:  "The Whole Sababa" and "Sababa Monthly Meetups"  The whole program will be totally virtual, while the monthly meetups include some socially distant face to face programs in addition to some online programming.  See below for more details.

Welcome to Sababa 2020-2021


A message from Lori Rubin:


At this time, we are working diligently to present programs that will be meaningful for our teens, offer social interaction, and are rooted in Jewish values. This year, we have two options to share: The Whole Sababa is described below and the Sababa Monthly Meetup information can be found by continuing to scroll down.


Each month beginning in mid -October 2020, we will have unit of study that will be grounded in Jewish texts and will honor a Jewish value:

  1. Review the areas of focus 
  2. Choose the one that speaks to them
  3. Complete the Unit Pre-Form
  4. Participate independently with the resources provided
  5. Complete the Reflection Form
  6. Present what they learned during a monthly Zoom Call


Our units are as follows:






Oct 18-Nov 22

Hesed – Start with Kindness


Dec 6-Jan 3

Hodayah – Experiencing Gratitude


Jan 3 – Feb 7

Anavah – Centering in a Balanced Self


Feb 7 – March 7

Shmirat HaDibbur – Exercising Mindful Speech


March 7- April 4

Tzedek – Let Righteousness Flow


April 4 – May 2

Emunah – Generating Trustworthiness

Sababa Monthly Meetup

Want a more casual version of Sababa? You can register for any of the monthly programs below for $18/session or $100/all!



November 1 - Making a Difference - Helping those in need

A hands-on event - we will make cards to brighten up the seniors at the Jewish Home, assemble snack bags for kids in foster care through JFS, and Kindness rocks to place to bring joy to others unexpectedly


December 6 - Fried Everything Party - an online Chanukah event


This program will include a short video, trivia game, and a fried food competition.  Participants will be asked to fry a food of their choice in oil and judges will determine the winner in categories such as:  Most creative, Most appealing, and Most colorful


January 24 - Tu B’shevat Hike - Fort Hunter Conservancy 

We will gather for a hike featuring “seven species” trail mix


February 21 - Purim Palooza - Virtual Escape the Room 

Will we be able to escape the room virtually in order to experience the Purim story?


March 21 - Online Chocolate Seder

Kits will be provided for participants so they can enjoy a festive experience virtually together.


April 25th - Lag B’Omer Field Games

Bring your lawn games - a social event where we can enjoy a little friendly competition while exploring the themes of Lag B’Omer