Rabbi Brian Stoller, teacher
Rabbi Deana Sussman Berezin, teacher
Jamie Skog-Burke, teacher

In 9th grade our students begin to express a personal theology in relation to their life and Jewish tradition. We will expose the students to the works of a variety of modern theologians so that we may help them develop their own world view.  

Travel
DCNinth graders will travel to New York City with their teachers where they will explore the gateway to American Jewry and the greatest melting pot of American culture. We will see a show, eat at the deli, tour the Lower East Side and pray in one of the oldest congregations in our country. 10th graders will visit Washington D.C. with their teachers to attend the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar. In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), students will have the opportunity to impact our political process as they share their views on social justice topics with decision-makers on Capitol Hill. There will also be opportunities to explore the monuments in our nation’s capital and pray havdalah at the foot of the Jefferson Memorial.

Fees
$268 Registration Fee
$600 NYC/DC L’taken Trip
$75 Confirmation Ceremony Fee
$50 Youth Activity Fee

Confirmation
Confirmation ceremonies are traditionally held around Shavuot, the holiday commemorating the day God handed down the Torah, and thus knowledge, to the Israelites. Confirmation celebrates the commitment our children have made to Judaic study, whether it be with the clergy or through a variety of Jewish experiences. Students will participate in the Shabbat service and share a special moment with our clergy on the bimah.