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In the first of a series of research reports, the Community Foundation for Jewish Education of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago looks at the rising trend in families forgoing congregational education and/or membership while preparing and conducting their own bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies for their children. “CFJE Reports: A Closer Look at Independent B’nai Mitzvah in the Chicagoland Area” authored by Abigail Pickus, provides a snapshot of this trend, offering a glimpse inside the motivations of families who undertake this process, the tutors and clergy who assist them, and the synagogue professionals who struggle with the loss of these families to the congregational community.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2015
My Mitzvah Project provides an opportunity for b’nai mitzvah to engage in meaningful and authentic service experiences. Running a campaign on our platform offers a way youth can deepen their understanding of issues they care about, gain valuable experience in planning and preparation, learn how to take purposeful action, and increase self-awareness and confidence by reflecting on and celebrating their efforts. Service-learning best practices are infused into every aspect of creating and executing a campaign on My Mitzvah Project platform, ensuring that youth who participate become valued contributors for our collective well-being, now and in the future.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2015
Announcing Whole Community Inclusion’s B’nai Mitzvah Training: Making Accommodations and Modifications
Whole Community Inclusion is offering a two-day training that will provide information about understanding different types of learning challenges and resources to create accommodations and modifications for children of all abilities as they reach this Bar/Bat Mitzva. Experienced educators will share real life examples of successful adaptations for trope, prayer learning and working on Divrei Torah. Participants will also have an opportunity to problem-solve one-on-one with instructors about specific students, both during and after the training. The training will take place August 3rd and 4th, 2015, 9am–4pm at Jewish Learning Venture, Melrose Park, PA.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2015
There has been a lot of discussion recently in the rabbinic community about bar/bat mitzvah preparation. Some are claiming that bar/bat mitzvah preparation needs to be changed from emphasizing the mastery of the Haftorah (a section from the Prophets) to simply being able to lead some prayers. It is being claimed that these new curricula, although less rigorous and less authentic to the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony, will enable students to put to practice that which they may use on a weekly basis rather than that which occurs once each year, when their particular Haftorah is scheduled to be chanted in the synagogue.
Updated: May. 27, 2015
Shalom Learning Expands Curriculum to Include Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training Programs and One-on-One Tutoring
Believing every Jewish family, however isolated, over-scheduled, unaffiliated or disengaged, deserves to engage their children in fun and accessible Jewish education, ShalomLearning, Inc., today announced an expansion of its curriculum to now include bar/bat mitzvah preparation for 7th and 8th grade students as well as one-on-one online tutoring for Jewish learners of all ages and abilities. Beginning this fall, ShalomLearning, a non-profit, will offer tutoring in Hebrew reading and conversational Hebrew, as well as a track of courses designed specifically for b’nei mitzvah preparation.
Updated: May. 27, 2015
The B’nai Mitzvah Revolution Active Learning Network brings together North American URJ congregations that are working on or interested in revolutionizing b’nai mitzvah. This network of congregations learns from experts, research, and each other in order to move to action in revolutionizing b’nai mitzvah. Meet virtually with an expert facilitator in a topic area of your choice, learn with and from colleagues, actively engage with the B’nai Mitzvah Revolution and its resources. Join today!
Updated: Jun. 29, 2014
Temple Emanuel in Pascack Valley, NJ is working with Jerusalem Edtech Solutions (JETS Israel) on a unique project of online education. Among the goals of the program, JETS and Temple Emanuel educational staff want to encourage a higher degree of parental involvement in their children's Hebrew school experience and an increased understanding of what their children are learning. The project, entitled The Holocaust: Remembering and Rebuilding, provides an overview of the Holocaust and the Rebirth of the State of Israel for the Temple's Bar and Bat Mitzva class. Students meet online over the course of three months to gain a deeper understanding of the Shoah and the establishment of the State of Israel, and how they impacted -- and continue to impact -- the Jewish World.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
The Jewish Online School's goal is to provide your child with a full Hebrew School education no matter where they are located. If your city, state or country doesn't have a local Hebrew School available to you, we can offer one to you over the internet in the convenience of your own home. Our curriculum includes a combination of Judaic studies, Hebrew reading, Tefillah (Jewish prayer), Jewish history and Jewish values. We feature a devoted and enthusiastic faculty and talented staff that is committed to providing your child with the highest level of Jewish education.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011
Jewish educators are understandably interested in research on how bar/bat mitzvah affect Jewish education or research on what Jewish schools have done to avoid the distortions of a focus on bar/bat mitzvah. Research might also focus on the somewhat different and more ambitious topic of the role that bar/bat mitzvah play in contemporary Jewish identity. Three examples—the meaning of bar/bat mitzvah in intermarried families, bar/bat mitzvah as a ritual entry into early adolescence, and how bar/bat mitzvah perform values—indicate how this larger research agenda might be useful to those rethinking the role of bar/bat mitzvah in Jewish supplementary school education.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2011
The New York Times recently carried a story describing the new trend of 'e-prepping' for Bar & Bat Mitzvah ceremonies via the internet. More and more 'cyber Rabbis' are offering Bar Mitzvah training using Skype and a webcam for personal one-on-one training sessions aided by digital audio and Youtube recordings of the melodies for the Torah and Haftarah readings. The lessons can include Hebrew reading and preparation of the dvar Torahs (an explication of the themes set out in the day’s readings) as well as reviewing progress on the charitable projects that have become a staple of bar mitzvah programs. The students can do their prepping from home at times that meet their busy schedules.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010