Over the last few months, clergy and educators have done a wonderful job adjusting to the realities of Zoom B’nai Mitzvah. But looking ahead, to a year where there will likely be a hybrid of on-line an in-person learning, how can the Jewish community support families and preteens?
We hope that you will join us to learn more about the role that the Moving Traditions’ B’nai Mitzvah program can play in supporting b’nai mitzvah families and hear how clergy and educators are successfully engaging families online during this difficult time.
Combining social-emotional learning models, positive youth development theory, and a musar-based approach to Jewish character development, Moving Traditions B’nai Mitzvah program offers a series of family education events that can be led by clergy and a set of educational experiences specifically geared towards the needs of 6th and 7th graders. The series for B’nai Mitzvah families has been adapted for online use for the 2020 year and we have added a new session on mitzvah projects that focuses on the differences between tzedakah, chesed, and tzedek.