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J2A B'nai Mitzvah Workshop

Upcoming Sessions

1. Sunday, April 19, 2020 25 Nisan 5780

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMZimmerman

2. Sunday, April 19, 2020 25 Nisan 5780

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMZimmerman

3. Sunday, September 13, 2020 24 Elul 5780

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMZimmerman
Past Sessions
Sunday, March 29, 2020 4 Nisan 5780 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Zimmerman
Sunday, February 23, 2020 28 Shevat 5780 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Zimmerman
Sunday, February 9, 2020 14 Shevat 5780 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Zimmerman
Sunday, January 26, 2020 29 Tevet 5780 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Zimmerman
Sunday, January 12, 2020 15 Tevet 5780 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Zimmerman
Sunday, December 8, 2019 10 Kislev 5780 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Sanctuary
Sunday, October 27, 2019 28 Tishrei 5780 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Zimmerman
Sunday, September 15, 2019 15 Elul 5779 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Zimmerman
Sunday, September 8, 2019 8 Elul 5779 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Zimmerman

The Journey to Adulthood (J2A) program is our Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for students and their parent(s) alike. Over the course of a year, parents and children will learn together and delve deeper into the meaning and practice of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  They will meet periodically throughout the year on Sundays from 11am - 12pm for an interactive discussion to build community and learn as we journey together through this special stage of your lives as families. Read about each workshop session here.  

Please note: Due to the coronavirus, the March 22 session (for fall 2020 and spring 2021 students and families) will now be held virtually via Zoom on Sunday, March 29, at 11am. A link to connect to the meeting will be emailed to these groups shortly.

 

2019 - 2020 sessions/cohorts:

For Congregation Shearith Israel’s B’nai Mitzvah Handbook, click here.

 

J2A Session Titles: 

  • Introduction – A Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Shearith Israel
  • It’s not about the Kugel: Looking deeper into the meaning and practice of Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Developing a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Action Plan: Insights on Reclaiming the Bar/Bat Mitzvah 
  • Torah, Musaf, Shacharit, Prophets: What is this all about?  The Structure of the Shabbat Morning Service
  • Mitzvah Projects:  Hands-on Ways to Perform the Commandments
  • How to Write a D'Var Torah: Don't Get Chopped! 
  • Jewish Values: Developing a Moral Code
  • Jewish Life After the Thank You Notes
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Sat, April 4 2020 10 Nisan 5780