Family Lifecycle Workshops

Five to six Family Lifecycle workshops for students and their parents are held throughout the 6th and 7th grade school years to help place the role of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the context of assuming the privileges and responsibilities of Jewish adulthood.  We hope to see families attend during the 7th grade year even after the student has become Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  Topics covered in the past have been:

  • Naming Traditions and Wimpels
  • Coming of Age
  • The Ethics of Relationships
  • Hesed Shel Emet:  The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning
  • Blessings and Kashrut
  • T’fillin

In order to foster a greater sense of community between and among our celebrating families, we see these workshops as integral to the experience.   We ask two families to volunteer to help coordinate these workshops in conjunction with the Director of Congregational Learning throughout the year including a special Friday night shared experience of Tefilah and Dinner.

5771 – Family Life Cycle Workshops

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