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Confirmation

Teens in the Confirmation class (10th Grade) study the core concepts of Judaism at a more advanced level and relate them to their lives.
Under Rabbi Groffman’s guidance, they meet twice a month to:
  • Study the Holocaust
  • Explore issues relating to the formation of their identity
  • How to analyze contemporary issues through the lens of Jewish values
  • Discuss the weekly Torah portion each session, using G-d cast, engaging short animated video
  • Explore the core Jewish concepts and values
  • Create, as a class, their own Confirmation Service

Class of 2018

On Sunday, May 20 Sarah & Michael led a special Confirmation Service with a focus on “their” Ten Commandments. 
Yasher koach!
 
They can also participate with Rabbi and Naomi Patz on a possible class trip to Prague and Amsterdam to explore the Jewish people in the Shoah (Holocaust) and throughout history. (TBD annually).
 
See past trip below.

Confirmation Trip 2016

The kids, braving a cold stiff wind and the beginning of a short rainstorm at the statue of Anne Frank in front of the Westerkirk in Amsterdam (the church whose bells Anne Frank wrote about in her diary).
Lighting a memorial candle at the crematorium at the Terezin cemetery
For over 20 years now, members of our Confirmation Class and their parents (and some grandparents) have traveled with Rabbi Norman and Naomi Patz to Prague and Amsterdam to see first-hand the evidence of Jewish achievement and catastrophe. Each city has powerful reminders of both: the Jewish Quarters in Prague and the Terezin Ghetto; the 1675 Portuguese Synagogue and the Anne Frank House and Hollandse Schouwburg Theatre in Amsterdam. The trip is a journey into Jewish history that helps set current Jewish life in perspective. This year’s trip was, like others, wonderful, exciting, inspiring, thought-provoking and fun. An unforgettable experience!
Sat, July 4 2020 12 Tammuz 5780