Welcome to Confirmation 2019 at Temple Beth El!
But what is Confirmation, you might ask?
For most of our childhood, it is likely that Judaism chooses us. Long before we can make our own decisions, our parents (or sometimes grandparents) decide to raise us in a Jewish home, participate in a Jewish community, and provide us with a Jewish education. And that is wonderful.
However – now you are rising 10th graders. Now you have the capacity to make your own decisions about your lifestyle and your identity.
Confirmation is an opportunity to re-choose Judaism – on YOUR terms.
The clergy team is incredibly excited to embark on this Confirmation journey with you. Together we will explore the ways in which Judaism fits into your life and the way your life fits into Judaism. Regardless of your past participation in Hebrew High, we welcome and encourage you to join us this year. Ready? Start your engines!
Step 1: Sign up for Hebrew High
Temple Beth El’s Confirmation class will gather as part of Hebrew High. We will travel together to Charleston in October (see more below) and meet separately as a confirmation class beginning February 26th.
Hebrew High registration is required to participate in Confirmation. You can register online at www.hebrewhigh.org.
Step 2: Get excited for our Confirmation trip to Charleston, South Carolina! Mark your calendars: Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th!
The birthplace of Reform Judaism in the US, exploring Charleston’s history and Jewish community gives us an opportunity to do some hands-on learning about our communal past and present. Together, we will travel through history and examine the ways in which that history holds relevance for us today. We’ll see the sights, pray with Charleston’s Jewish community, and sneak in a little fun while we’re at it. Please put Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th on your calendar.
Step 3: Schedule of Confirmation fee payments
The Temple Beth El Confirmation fee includes all of your costs for the Confirmation trip and all the costs for the Confirmation service. This is a separate payment from your Hebrew High tuition. Click here for the Confirmation registration form.
We absolutely do not want cost to be a barrier to your participation. Payment plans should be discussed with our Director of Member Services, Candace Naliboff firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions about Confirmation? Please contact Tracey Lederer at email@example.com or call 704-749-3046.
2018-2019 Confirmation Class