Igniting a lifelong love of Judaism!
The program consists of 12 lessons given over the course of 6 months; 5 group sessions that are field trip based, and 7 individual sessions with each of the Bnei Mitzvah enrolled.
The group sessions are designed to educate
students in a dynamic way of the 5 Levels of Creation so that they can experience how to live Judaism’s vision of life.
The individual sessions are designed to help us work with each of the Bnei Mitzvah to personalize the education and messages by
helping them explore their own strengths and
We will work to intertwine this sense of growth
and self-understanding into each student’s Bar/
Bat Mitzvah preparation.
The cost for the Bnei Mitzvah for Life program is $1,800 for each Bar or Bat Mitzvah student (excluding airfare, approximately $300).
1. Each Bar/Bat Mitzvah will be matched with their Guide (Counselor) to work with throughout the program. Their Guide will work to help them process everything in a way that is most suited to their strengths and interests.
Each student will be given homework after each group trip to stimulate them to process what they have experienced. They will review their work with their Guide in the Individual sessions.
During Individual sessions, the students can work on additional goals with their Guide. However, this program in NOT designed to teach Bnei Mitzvah students large amounts of Torah or Tefilla reading.
The goal for each group trip is to have the Bnei Mitzvah working in settings that will educate them in meaningful Jewish values.
Most of the group trips will involve the Bnei Mitzvah volunteering as a group in one or more settings.
A calendar containing the dates of the group trips will be given out at the beginning of the program and a complete itinerary for each group trip will be given out a week or two in advance. Expect each group trip to be at least a half day trip. The final trip will be 2-3 days long.
We will encourage our graduates to stay connected and share their ongoing commitments with each other in effort to inspire lifelong involvement in Judaism.