Beyond the B’nai Mitzvah

Beyond the B’nai Mitzvah

We are proud of our robust post-B’nai Mitzvah religious school program here at Congregation Kol Ami for students in 8th – 10th grades.  Our innovative Confirmation curriculum is a values-based exploration of past learning and new discovery and focuses on integrating Jewish practice into our day-to-day lives.

8th Grade:

  • Our students explore Jewish holidays, festivals, customs, and practices in a whole new way.
  • Learn about the history and atrocities of WWII and the Holocaust. This unit concludes with a trip to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., for students and parents.

9th Grade:

  • Students will learn about themselves and their neighbors through units designed to teach topics such as: Jewish identity, mindfulness, meditation, personal theology, and spirituality.
  • Discuss current events through a Jewish lens.

10th Grade:

  • Students in the 10th grade spend half their time as Madrichim:  Teen-aged leaders both inside and outside the classroom – acting as role models for students and as assistants to our teachers.
  • Students uncover the American Jewish Experience, concluding with a Confirmation trip to Philadelphia, PA.

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