Modern Jewish Responses
Rabbi Deana Sussman Berezin, teacher
Our tenth graders will compare and contrast Reform, Conservative and Orthodox approaches to halakah/responsa (Jewish religious law/decision-making processes).
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.
10th graders will visit Washington D.C. with Rabbi Sussman 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.
$260 Religious School Fee
$600 Grade 10 L’Taken
$75 Confirmation Ceremony Fee
$50 Youth Engagement Fee