Lifelong Cycle of Learning
In order to emphasize Jewish growth as a lifelong process, we incorporate opportunities for learning and celebration at significant points along the path of Jewish growth. As a community we celebrate Jewish growth and learning through the following programs:
Hanukkat Banim (Consecration)
We celebrate the commencement of a young student’s (usually a Kindergartener or 1st Grader) formal Jewish studies with blessings, tallitot (Jewish Prayer Shawls), and a welcoming to Torah.
Siyyum Ha-Sefer (Completion of the Book)
After mastering basic Hebrew reading in 2nd grade, students are presented with a siddur (prayerbook) and begin their study of prayer.
Prior to bar/bat mitzvah, students and parents participate in the Rabbi’s Torah Class, which includes text study, discussions,and a retreat.
B’nai Mitzvah (Children of the Commandments)
Our community supports students and families as they prepare for b’nai mitzvah and then rejoices with them throughout this lifecycle event.
Our graduating seniors mark the completion of their Religious School studies by sharing personal theological statements with our community.
We recognize that Jewish learning is lifelong and encourage adults to participate in the many adult learning opportunities offered throughout the year.