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Hill Havurah Confirmation Program 5779

While Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies mark a young person’s entry into Jewish adulthood, Confirmation provides high school-aged teens with the opportunity to confirm their place in the Jewish community, and to commit themselves to Jewish learning and Jewish life.  Confirmation around age sixteen first became a Jewish tradition in the Reform Movement in the 1800s, when the movement questioned a child’s ability to commit to a tradition at the young age of thirteen.  Now, many Jewish communities mark intention with B’nai Mitzvah and commitment with Confirmation, around the time of Shavu’ot -- the holiday which marks our receiving and assenting to the Torah as a people at Sinai.

Our teens will participate in two Shabbatonim, Shabbat experiences away from home and together as a group, as preparation for Confirmation.  These overnight experiences will focus on exploring Torah and Shabbat creatively and communally, with room for each young person’s unique way of being Jewish.

5779 (Fall 2018-Spring 2019) Guidelines for Reaching Confirmation:

     1. Participation in Fall Shabbaton, October 26-27, 2018 -- register below!

     2. Participation in Spring Shabbaton, March 29-30, 2019

     3. Participation in Confirmation Service, Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Teens also have the option of attending Torah study with their peers at mutually agreed upon times with Rabbi Hannah, as well as “
Jewveniles” events with other teens at Hill Havurah.

Please contact Rabbi Hannah at for more information.                                                                                  

Fall Confirmation Shabbaton 5779

When:  Friday, October 26th through Saturday, October 29th

The Plains, VA

Time:  We’ll meet between 4:30 and 5 pm on Friday and depart at 6 pm on Saturday

10th grade members of Hill Havurah

What:  Exploring Judaism and Torah during Shabbat together!

How:  Food, learning, sleepover, silliness, 
havdalah, and more.

$54 for early bird members (open until 7/20/18), $72 for members without early bird discount, and $108 for non-members.

Bring:  Sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, comfy change of clothes, some chocolate or another small token of gratitude for our hosts, tallit if you have one, and an open mind.

Please don’t 
bring: Laptop, earbuds, tablet, homework, etc.                                                


Sun, November 18 2018 10 Kislev 5779