Every Tuesday, from 3:45 to 6:15 pm, teens 8th grade and above can work at MJC&S Religious school as Madrichim, which is Hebrew for teacher aides. The Confirmation Teen program meets from 5:30 to 6:15, with teacher Itai. Both are a fun and meaningful way to keep your teen connected to their Jewish roots.
With a Madrichim program, our teens have a space to develop a peer community and experience social opportunities, while gaining skills that they can use beyond the synagogue. They will feel empowered and take on important leadership roles and feel a sense of being needed, valued, and appreciated, while all along earning community service hours!
Confirmation is the next step following their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. During the B’nai Mitzvah stage, the kids are recognized as “adults” but with Confirmation they will go through another rite of passage, with a sense of accomplishment, wherein they “confirm” their commitment to Judaism. At age 16 or 17 they are better equipped to make that kind of emotional and intellectual commitment. Most importantly, they will have a place that they can safely be and experience teen life with other like-minded teens.