The Jewish Life Cycle: Innovative Ideas for Teaching Our Traditions (4th – 7th grades)

The ways we Jewishly mark life milestones with family and community members continues to evolve. When our students have a real understanding of life cycle customs, rituals and their meaning, those events become meaningful Jewish experiences. 

In order for us to teach about rites of passage in ways that will resonate with our students, we need to understand them through a contemporary lens. Let’s explore new ways of celebrating, mourning, and marking time throughout a Jewish life. 

The four sessions will include the following topics: Birth: More Than Just a Bris; B’nai Mitzvah: Coming of Age in the 21st Century; Marriage: Expanding Definitions of Tradition; Death and Mourning: Kaddish and Beyond.

Semester Information: 
Begins June 18