Grades 8-10: Confirmation Track

8th Grade
8th grade students meet monthly on Wednesday afternoons. The reduced number of sessions opens up our Post-B’nai Mitzvah class to students who really want to participate but have limited time. This year focuses on Tikkun Olam topics such as hunger and homelessness, as well as continued learning about the Holocaust. In years past, some of the afternoons have been spent volunteering together at Cor Unum or other service locations.

Texts & Materials: Life & experience! Supplemented with Jewish texts and “Praying With Our Feet.”

Confirmation is a culmination of our students’ Jewish learning journey. In Confirmation class students have the opportunity to explore their Jewish identities, big Jewish ideas, and current issues and ethical choices with Rabbi Chaiken in a relaxed environment. The class culminates with a Shabbat service led by the Confirmation students on a Shabbat close to Shavuot (usually in May or June). Confirmation meets for 10 sessions on Sundays, for one hour.


Students in grades 8 through 12 are encouraged to participate in our Madrichim Program 
and with our youth group, TEMTY.