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Confirmation Class Schedule

Confirmation Class Schedule 2017-18

All sessions will take place at 6:00 p.m. at Temple Israel and are open to the public except:

  • The November 15 event is at B’nai Jacob Synagogue.
  • Some events are designated CONFIRMANDS ONLY.
  • The key to the readings is T=Tapper and D=Diamant. These books are referenced here.


Nov 1: CONFIRMANDS ONLY Orientation: capstone, Torah reading

Nov 8: The Sabbath (The Two Rabbis) D 26-60

Nov 15: The Kosher laws (The Two Rabbis) AT B’NAI JACOB D 82-92

Nov 29: Jewish history overview T 113-139

Dec 6: Jewish sacred texts T 28-44; T 72-94; D 71-81

Jan 3: Jewish movements (“denominations”) T 140-167

Jan 10: Tikkun Olam: mystics and reformers T 95-112; D 61-70

Jan 24: The holiday cycle D 139-210

Jan 31: Life-cycle events and their observances D 211-267

Feb 7: Beliefs: God, Torah, and Israel (and “Who is a Jew?”) T 217-230

Feb 21: Jewish views of Jesus and the Jewish Messiah T 60-71

Mar 7: The Holocaust and Israel T 168-216

Mar 14: The future of Judaism & its institutions (The Two Rabbis) T 231-244; D 97-114

Mar 21: CONFIRMANDS ONLY Capstone project      

Apr 4: CONFIRMANDS ONLY Planning of Confirmation service

Apr 18: CONFIRMANDS ONLY Rehearsal of Confirmation service    

May 18: Confirmation Service (5:30 pm)