Bar/Bat Mitzvah is not the end… it is a wonderful day filled with many memories. It enhances your understanding of a special family and congregational event, but you have much more to do!
Continue with Hebrew High School on Tuesday evening where you will build community, enjoy your friends, and participate in study through Confirmation, and beyond. The ceremony of Confirmationbegan less than 200 years ago, and is connected to the festival of Shavuot, which marks when the Jewish people received the Torah. At this beautiful service, our tenth grade students, individually and as a group, affirm their commitment to the Jewish people.
At Beth David, our Hebrew High School students engage in activities and discussions about how Judaism fits into their ever-changing lives as teenagers. Many also work as madrichim (student assistants) in the classrooms of our younger students.
The learning extends beyond the classroom as well! Our eighth and ninth graders go to NYC to visit the Tenement Museum and learn about early Jewish immigrants to America. Our tenth graders go to the RAC (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism) in Washington, D.C. to embody our Jewish connection to social justice and lobby with representatives on Capital Hill about pertinent issues.
There are additional ways to engage!
Post B’nai Mitzvah experiences can include local and regional youth group events with NFTY/PAR, and trips to Israel – either through NFTY or Birthright, or through an exchange high school program.
Again – MAZAL TOV to your family!!