Confirmation Programs

The Trana & Ronald Labowe Confirmation/Seminar Institute offers a unique and dynamic program of Jewish studies for our students in grades 7-12.  The 7th and 8th grades (Pre-Confirmation) meet on Tuesday nights from 6:05-8:05 p.m. here at Adat Ari El. The 9-12 grades (CSI:Adat) meet on select Mondays during the month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Bernhard for an intensive text study and pizza.

Program highlights:

*Learn with our own Rabbis and other exceptional educators from the local community
*Opportunities for students to renew friendships and connections through classes together
*Traditional themes through a contemporary lens
*Focus on the issues of the day
*Membership in our award-winning USY chapter is included with tuition

Current Course Offerings:
7th Grade
*Text Study with Rabbi Bernhard
*”Torah from Springfield” aka The Simpsons Class
*Social Action at Home and Abroad
*Partners in Prevention with Beit T’Shuvah

8th Grade
*Text Study with Rabbi Silver
*Partners in Prevention II with Beit T’Shuvah
*MTV Challenge (Media & Torah Values)
*The Gluck & Grunstein Family Holocaust Education Seminar

9th – 12th Grade        Rabbi Bernhard takes great pleasure in spending the year engaged in study with our High School students, taking the time to fully and deliberately explore Biblical texts that present daily relevance to our teens today, such as the Book of Samuel, and the many stories of King David.  The class meets twice a month for pizza and text study. Occasional special guests also meet with the class to give further exposure to local organizations and critical issues of the day.

Formal enrollment  in our programs begins in the Summer, but new students are always accepted.

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