Confirmation & Graduation
At Congregation B’nai Israel’s Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism, our 8th through 10th grade students participate in our Confirmation program. Confirmation is a Reform-originated ceremony for boys and girls that is tied to the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. It constitutes an individual and group affirmation of commitment to the Jewish people.
Our Confirmation program meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:45-8:15 pm and offers dynamic classes including text study, cooperative learning, media, guest speakers, field trips, retreats and hands-on learning experiences. Students have the opportunity to meet from 6:00-6:45 pm before classes for youth group social gathering and dinner. Our Confirmation Program culminates at the end of 10th Grade with the students leading the Confirmation service on Shavuot, the holiday which commemorates G-d giving the Torah to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Our confirmation class ends the year with a trip to Israel.
Our upper school staff is comprised of highly experienced teachers which include our Rabbis, Cantors, school directors, and other hand-picked educators who work well with our teens.
For more information, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Kim Beame.