B’Nai Mitzvah Curriculum

A one year intensive weekly program committed to enriching students’ understanding of their Jewish heritage and identity

Our curriculum helps students answer four key questions:

• What does it mean to be Jewish?
• What makes me define myself as Jewish?
• How can I make the world a better place?
• What does it mean to be a Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

The  program culminates in a group ceremony that showcases the individual talents and group achievements of our students. This unique coming-of-age event produces a joyous and meaningful experience, both for students and their families.

With staff guidance, students select a Jewish topic of their choice, research it, and present their papers as part of a community ceremony.

Former research topics have included: The Kindertransport; Jewish protest music; The Jewish Road to Hollywood; Kensington Market; Marc Chagall; The Pale of Settlement; Art in the Holocaust, and “None is Too Many.”