B’nei Mitzvah

Though no 13 year old is expected to drive a car, pay rent, or embark on a career, it is a special moment in time when we recognize their steps into Jewish adulthood by inviting them to the bima to lead, teach, and celebrate. At Temple Israel, we help guide each student and their family towards a personal B’nei Mitzvah experience. We ensure that every student will feel successful as they celebrate their important day in a way that feels meaningful and attainable. No two ceremonies or kids are precisely alike, and we do our best to work with each student to highlight their strengths and guide them towards a beautiful and meaningful experience.

Social Justice in Action

The Justice League is a social/justice space for 5th to 7th graders to build their Jewish identities, engage in meaningful justice action and education, and have fun together. The Justice League runs in tandem with the B’nei Mitzvah experience.

Justice League members have the opportunity to engage in a year-long project of their choosing, or one of our Community Leadership Immersive Programs (CLIPS), where they can engage in justice learning and action together through direct service and grassroots organizing.

Social Fun

Through shul-ins, trips, and events Justice League members bond with their peers while socializing and having fun. 

6th Grade Kallah

Justice League members will spend a weekend away at camp with the clergy and Justice League staff. Students will experience Shabbat in a new way: sleeping in bunks, special camp style worship, outdoor challenges, as well as havdalah and s’mores around the campfire.