This class meets once a month during our regular Sunday Kesher time 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
During this two-year course that culminates with the 10th graders leading the annual Confirmation service in the spring, students will delve into the world of advocacy and social justice. Rabbi Samuels teaches from a rotating list of issues that are both current and also relevant in the world of Jewish justice work. Every two years, Rabbi Samuels chaperones Confirmation students to the L’taken Social Justice Seminar in Washington DC, organized by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. This is a life-changing experience and one that allows each student to lobby their elected officials on an issue they are passionate about. Students also make friendships with other Jewish teens who care about changing the world for the better. Confirmation class uses much of the RAC’s resources in learning the background of each issue which include, but are not limited to: How to be an advocate, Climate Justice, Gender Pay Equality, Gun Violence Prevention, Criminal Justice Reform, Healthcare, LGBTQ Rights, Fair Trade Products, Immigration Reform, Reproductive Rights, Euthanasia, and Anti-Semitism.