Confirmation At Temple Beth Ohr
Confirmation is not just another year of Religious School, it is a unique opportunity for our students to learn more about their “Jewish self.” The Confirmands and the Rabbi will wrestle with issues that Jewish adults face on a daily basis in hopes that when our students face these, and other issues, they will have the tools and resources necessary to make educated and value based decisions.
The Temple Beth Ohr Confirmation program is a unique opportunity for our young adults to interact, connect and study with our Rabbi. The Confirmation year can be an extraordinary experience in the lives of our young adults. Our goal is the creation of a sacred sense of community where stimulating material of Jewish concern is presented in a nurturing and accepting environment. In sessions led by the Temple Rabbi, students explore their personal beliefs and how those beliefs connect with Judaism. In addition, students discuss the issues of being a modern Jew and making adult Jewish decisions.
One of the highlights of the Confirmation Year is participation in the the Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar, organized by the Religious Action Center of the Union For Reform Judaism. The L’Taken Social Justice Seminar is an intensive four-day study kallah (conference) in Washington, DC, focusing on Jewish values and social justice. This unique Washington opportunity enables students to hear from experts both inside and outside the Jewish community about pressing social issues. Students will then have the opportunity to interface directly with Members of Congress and/or their staff regarding a particular issue. In addition, students will tour the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and participate in Havdalah services at one of the national memorials as well as well as sample the vibrancy of Georgetown and other exciting areas of Washington, DC.