Students in 10th grade approach an important Jewish milestone: confirmation.
During confirmation, young Jews affirm themselves as adults in our Jewish community and demonstrate all they have learned up until this point. Confirmation culminates with a beautiful ceremony on Shavuot or Lag B’Omer. Confirmation is a wonderful program specifically for 10th graders taught by our rabbis.
University Synagogue confirmation students travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Union for Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center’s L’taken Seminar each year. They are joined by 250 other Reform Jewish youth from around the country. During L’taken, the students experience Shabbat together, learn about many social justice issues including homelessness, Israel, immigration, environment, and the Jewish perspective on these social issues. We learn how and why it is important as a Jew to advocate for these issues and even lobby Congress on an issue. The students also have plenty of fun time to see D.C. and bond together. Confirmation students always highlight this trip as one of their best experiences post-B’nai Mitzvah.
Our confirmation class is held on Tuesday evenings 6 - 8 p.m. and includes dinner.