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Based on four years of pilot programs with families in New York City, Los Angeles, Jerusalem and London, Storahtelling is proud to present Raising the Bar – serving the B’nai Mitzvah experience with an innovative, personalized program that re-imagines the process and product of the B’nai Mitzvah milestone. Storahtelling works with both unaffiliated and affiliated families, within and beyond traditional settings.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
Lisa Friedman, co-director of education at Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, New Jersey, writes in the Torah Aura blog about their school's efforts to engage their post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age students, bringing them to continue their enrollment, continuing to grow as literate, compassionate, and committed Jews.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2010
A growing number of parents are opting for home-based Jewish learning as an attractive and convenient alternative to synagogue-based Hebrew schools. This article tries to explain why this trend is becoming popular. One reason is certainly the cost barrier, since many synagogues usually require a minimum of two to three years of enrollment and temple membership before allowing students to celebrate their bar/bat mitzvah. Another reason is that some parents simply had bad experiences themselves in Hebrew school and want to give their children something different. Other families feel that home-based programs enable them to obtain a more personalized education for their child in less time, with more flexibility and on a more convenient schedule than they would in a congregational program.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2009
Areyvut enables Jewish youth to infuse their lives with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social action). A non profit organization established in 2002, Areyvut offers Jewish day schools, educators, synagogues and community centers unique opportunities to empower and enrich youth by creating innovative and meaningful programs that make these core Jewish values a reality.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2008
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem website sponsored by The Israel Ministry of Tourism and The Jerusalem Tourism Authority provides the information one would need to plan a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration in Jerusalem. The site, written in Hebrew, English and French, is rich in useful multimedia and textual information, including possible Jerusalem venues for the celebration and family tours, suggested travel agencies and hotels.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008
This article analyzes three curricula for the bat/bar-mitzva year of the public religious, Tali and public schools in Israel. It compares their views on gender and theology, and throws light on the intersection of gender, religion and education in Israeli society. It shows how the messages of the public religious and public schools serve to further hegemonic interests in Israeli society, while those of Tali serve interests of marginal groups. In addition, the article analyzes autobiographical influences of some of the curriculum decision made by the authors.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008
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