Grade 7: B'Mitzvotav: Preparing for Jewish Adulthood
Tuesdays 5 - 6:30 PM and Thursdays 4 - 5:30 PM
7th Graders are preparing and becoming adult members of the community as they prepare and become Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Their Religious School program is held on Tuesday afternoons from 5 - 6:30 pm and the goals include community building, Holocaust, making Reform Jewish choices, electives and preparing for Jewish adulthood. Thursday afternoons are used for Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation during which learners take Doin’ Drash with Rabbi Sirkman to work on the process of learning and teaching Torah (with the aim of giving a Drash at one’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah) and continue to take Hebrew. Thursday is designed so that one takes Hebrew all year (up to or even after one begins individual B'Nei Mitzvah tutoring) and Doin Drash for only one semester (Fall or Spring depending upon one’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah date).
7TH GRADE FAMILY DISCOVERY PROGRAM
An alternative to our Tuesday afternoon program, 7th graders and a parent can instead participate in a family education chavura model which entails:
• Monthly family study with Rabbi Miller
• Monthly Shabbat Experiences
• Family Tikkun Olam Social Action Opportunities
• Weekly Hebrew for Grade 7 learners
• To apply for this program, there is an additional application.
To see more about our B'nei Mitzvah preparation program, click here.