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7th grade: What You Need to Know
1 day per week: Sundays 4-6pm
*Includes bar/bat mitzvah training with Cantor Mark to be scheduled
As our students move into middle school and towards and beyond their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, they will be diving into deeper subjects and methods of learning. Students will be challenged to discover for themselves what Judaism means to them and what their place is in the greater community. Class time will be spent doing hands-on projects and learning from each other through conversation and active engagement. Most of our time together won’t even be in a classroom! By the end of 7th Grade and the B’nai Mitzvah cycle, these students will have created tight bonds with each other which will carry through into their adult Jewish lives.
* The Bar/Bat Mitzvah student will study for his/her simcha with a lot of individualized instruction. The student will begin working with a private Hebrew tutor ten months before the event. A list of local tutors will be provided and it will be up to your family to schedule sessions and provide payment directly to the tutor. A student generally meets privately with his/her tutor once per week, and sessions are generally $30 for 30 thirty minutes.
Five months before the simcha, the student will start meeting with Cantor Mark Childs (also 30 minute sessions) in order to learn to chant their individual Torah portion. These private instructional sessions are included in the cost of tuition. Also included in the tuition are 5 (45 minute) writing sessions with Judy Karin, our D’var Torah coach.
Some students stop meeting with their private Hebrew tutors when they actively start studying with Cantor, while others continue to require this additional instruction. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah studies are personalized to each student’s needs and are designed to promote a successful and fulfilling milestone.