Our commitment to lifelong learning is reflected in our educational offerings for our teens. We hope the bar/t mitzvah experience does not mark the finish line for our teens. We do all we can to give our children the foundation and curiosity to want to continue their Jewish education.
The 8th - 12th Grade Experience: Maayan, Confirmation and Post B'nai Mitzvah
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm for 8th - 10th
One Monday a month for 11th and 12th 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Finally exploring the mountain!: You’ve built a strong foundation, strengthened your core and enjoyed your Bat or Bar Mitzvah. Now it’s time to put use what you’ve learned and experienced and deep-dive into Judaism as an adult learner.
8th and 9th Grade, Maayan (The Source)
8th Grade: With Sara Losch as your guide, you will get to know one another in new ways. Our evenings are all about discussions on topics that are relevant to you and to the Jewish people. We learn to look at the world through a Jewish lens, tackling issues that matter to you now. We are honest with each other and the group supports every person with no judgements. Oh, and good cookies every week! This class meets every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 pm (note the new time). We meet about three times a month, so be sure to check the calendar.
9th Grade: Rabbi Rossoff is excited to get to know you, as you talk about arguing! More specifically, you’ll get to know the great Jewish debaters whose ideas have led us and challenged us throughout our peoplehood. You will debate some of the issues that you care about, using these historic figures as your guides. And you get good cookies too! This class meets every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 pm (note the new time). We meet about three times a month, so be sure to check the calendar.
10th Grade, Confirmation: At your Bat or Bar Mitzvah, you shared your thoughts about your Torah and Haftarah portions. You read essays about being Jewish. Now, as you become ready to be a confirmand, Rabbi Steiner will present you with Jewish ideas that will take you deeper, allowing you to find your more adult Jewish-self.
This class meets every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 pm (note the new time).
11th and 12th Grade, Post-Confirmation: Easy to explain. You love being together, you love Jewish conversation and you love being at Barnert. One Monday a month, you get all of that and more with Rabbi Rossoff.