Tag - B’nai Mitzvah

How Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Revolutionized Our B’nai Mitzvah Tutoring Program

By David Shukiar When you walk into the social hall at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks, CA, on a Tuesday evening, you’re met with a cacophony of sound coming from the 70 people inside. As you enter, you can make out some of the conversations of the 35 pairs working in chevruta, listening to Hebrew as our tutors teach the 25 prayers to their...

What’s a parent to do?

(l): Karen, Adam and Liam Friedman interact at a B’nai Mitzvah Revolution session. Photo courtesy of Temple Kol Tikvah by Rabbi Jon Hanish A concerned parent once stopped me in the hall of the temple and said, “Rabbi, I have a couple of questions about my daughter’s bat mitzvah service and I wanted to …” I heard the stress in his...