Teen Education – Confirmation Class

This class is designed for emerging adults in their high school years. We focus on learning and debating what Judaism teaches on pressing issues of our time, and integrating them into our way of seeing the world. Topics include: Judaism and other religions, The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, women’s bodies and politics, sex and relationships, Civil Rights and the Southern Jewish experience, God, the meaning of the Jewish Holidays, Shabbat practice, The Rabbi’s approach to Judaism, and Life after Death. If you are a teen preparing for confirmation, you are welcome to join. Class meets from 1 pm to 3 pm on Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 18 (Note class meets noon to 2 pm this day), Dec. 9, Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21 and May 5.

L’Dor v’Dor Beit Midrash with Bethany Slater

This course will engage topics of Jewish thought based on your questions. Through exploration of classical sources from the Jewish tradition, close reading and discussion, we will consider 10 different topics generated from your questions. We will think about how Jewish ideas form our lives and how we might better position ourselves as both inheritors and contributors to the passing of Judaism from one generation to the next. Class occurs 9:30–11 am Dec. 2, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, March 3, April 14 and May 5.

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