Confirmation: The Power of a Promise
All the B’nai Mitzvah at our congregation are asked to promise to continue their Jewish education through at least the end of Tenth Grade. The power of this pledge has led to a Confirmation program of depth, meaning, and quality. Those who have gone through Confirmation at Kol Ami speak of what that year, and its culmination, meant to them. They lead a service including their own words and reflections: a living Midrash (interpretation) and personal reframing of the prayers of Jewish life. In these ways, and more, we teach our soon-to-be young adults to “own” their Jewish identity.