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Tenth Grade    Confirmation
Tenth grade is a truly formative year of growth and personal exploration for our students. Working with our Rabbi as they prepare for Confirmation, students are challenged in
a variety of ways to look at current issues from a critical Jewish ethical standpoint.  We ask them to suspend their assumptions and examine what it means for them to be Jewish, what this unique role requires of them, and how they will use it to inform their interactions as American citizens and members of the world community.   
During Spring Break, the 10th grade class travels to Washington DC for their Jewish Heritage Trip.  They meet with representatives, visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, engage with each of the nation's War memorials, and take time to discover the meanings behind each of our nation's democratic institutions – all through a Jewish lens. Concluding the year with the holiday of Shavuot, our students prepare and lead their service of Confirmation, highlighting their personal reflections regarding their Judaism, their place in the world, and showcasing their amazing personal talents.

Tenth Grade     What Does It Mean to Be A Diaspora and An American Jew?

Holidays and Symbols
  • Shavuot, Pesach, Chanukah:  The American Take
  • Christianity vs American Culture
Prayer and God
  • Church and State
Jewish Values
  • Jewish Identity
  • Personal Identity
  • Communal Identity
  • Confirmation
  • Conversational Hebrew
Jewish Customs and Practices
  • Are Jewish Teachings Just For Jews?    Or L’goyim (light onto nations)
  • Where Do Our Loyalties Lie?   Are We Americans or Jews First?
Bible and History
  • Why Is There A Jewish People?
  • American Jewish History
  • Where Do Our Loyalties Lie?   Israeli vs American Values.
  • Israel’s Rebirth
  • Current events
  • Constitutional Primer
  • Current events
Jewish Heritage Trip
  • Washington DC
Confirmation Service


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