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Sunday, February 16 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
What in the World is a Cultural B'nai Mitsve? New Possibilities Beyond the Bima

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Jewish cultural b'nai mitsve are uplifting family- and community-based coming-of-age ceremonies which combine new and traditional Jewish rituals to welcome 12 and 13-year-olds as responsible citizens of the Jewish community and of the world. Preparation demands rigorous engagement with Jewish culture, family history, identity development, and social justice activism. Joyous celebration follows! Using media and group activities, we'll explore this novel model and how it might register in your community.

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Kate O'Brien

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
Kate O’Brien, MA, is the Director of Education, Innovation, and Organizing at The Workmen’s Circle. Building on her vision of three pillars of Jewish education (Imagination. Relationships. Action.), Kate’s mission is to build intergenerational Jewish cultural schools that connect children and adults to their heritage and that teach them how their secular Jewish progressive values inform their social justice activism. The Workmen’s... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2014 3:15pm - 4:30pm
High Ridge

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