High School and Confirmation

Jewish learning is a life-long process. Therefore, we expect and encourage all of our B'nai Mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El to continue their education through the high school years. Our eighth, ninth, eleventh and twelfth graders participate in Hebrew High (Chai) School, a peer education program which involves stimulating conversations of real life issues and in depth discussion of Jewish concepts of these subjects.

In the tenth grade, we offer a special yearlong seminar with the Rabbi. In preparation for Confirmation, our students tailor their studies to their own interests, take on greater roles in the life of the congregation, and engage in social action projects. The year culminates in leading a Confirmation Service at Shavuot. Our students complete their studies with a trip to Israel or an alternate location of Jewish significance.