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Program Details

Tawonga’s Bar, Bat & B’nai Mitzvah Program will begin for students entering 6th grade* and over the course of two years, will culminate in a unique and personalized B’nai Mitzvah service. This journey will consist of thought-provoking discussions about topics relating to teens, engaging activities and outdoor adventures led by trained and experienced Tawonga staff and song leaders. Families will also have the chance to participate in community events and learning opportunities.

*This program is geared towards 6th graders, so that by the time participants have completed this two-year program, the majority of them have turned 13. Please reach Meg Adler, our Program Manager, at 415.543.2267 or meg@tawonga.org if you have any questions about the grade guidelines.

I am learning that being Jewish is a lot about family and friends and being together. We don’t have to be super religious; we can just be Jewish, and I like that.Eli E., Student

 Cost of $3,145 Per Year Includes:

*Year One

  • Experiential learning through outdoor education, social justice, and leadership
  • Two overnight weekend retreats exploring Judaism in nature
  • Community building for youth and families
  • Exploration of spirituality, Jewish values, and prayers
  • Torah programming and learning for the family
  • 5 part parent learning series through online and in person sessions
  • Expertly crafted curriculum and student learning materials
  • Professional and experienced teachers and staff

*Year Two

  • Mitzvah Project: community engagement or volunteering in an area of choice
  • D’rash (sermon) preparation and mentorship
  • Continued prayer and Torah study and coaching
  • Creation of ideal B’nai Mitzvah service or ceremony
  • More learning, community building, and outdoor excursions
  • 5 part parent learning series through online and in person sessions
  • Expertly crafted curriculum and student learning materials
  • Professional and experienced teachers and staff

*Specifics subject to change

My kid was reluctant about going on the weekend retreat. But, when I picked her up two days later, she barely glanced up at me, as she was having so much fun with her new friends.Michelle M., Parent

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Questions

We are here to help! For additional questions about the program, please contact Meg Adler, Program Manager, at meg@tawonga.org or 415.543.2267

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