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This article describes an innovative gender-neutral program to prepare young men and women for adult Jewish life implemented at Kehilat Darchei Noam, an Orthodox synagogue in Modi'in, Israel. In the program, both boys and girls are encouraged to adopt normative forms of participation and leadership along with creative, emotional, individualistic and personal explorations.
Updated: Sep. 28, 2008
The “Masa el Hadrasha” sixth grade curriculum (in Hebrew) is applied in 250 sixth grade classes across Israel. The students embark on a journey on which they encounter their family's story, passing rites, their own identity and their Bar/Bat Mitzvah torah reading. Using all of these elements, they write their own Drasha (sermon) which they deliver at an impressive class-family ceremony.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2008
Online resources to aid the Bar/Bat Mitzvah student study the Torah and Haftarah portions. The portions are presented in Hebrew, English, Spanish and Russian along with the recorded chanting of the texts and the Torah script text.
Updated: Jul. 07, 2008