JYW Education Opportunities
Learning is a fundamental component of an engaged Jewish life.
Sometimes people feel undernourished by their Jewish education experiences. Many people who come through our doors tell us they know there’s more to Judaism than what they’ve learned as kids, but they’re also intimidated by what they don’t know. Or daunted by how much it seems like one is supposed to know to feel “entitled” to walk through a Jewish door.
At Judaism Your Way, the goal of our adult education programs is to help people discover their own voices within Judaism, to figure out what their way is – in terms of what they believe, what they will do, and what roles Judaism will play in their lives. We offer Judaism as a resource, not a prescription.
Judaism Your Way offers the following adult educational opportunities:
Judaism Your Way offers three unique educational opportunities for children ages 11 and up.
Our Open Tent B’nai Mitzvah and Beyond program, for young people ages 12 and up, is designed around four areas of study – history/peoplehood, spirituality, holidays and ethics – all under the gentle and spirited guidance of Rabbi Brian Field.
Find out more about JYW’s Open Tent B’nai Mitzvah and Beyond program
Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! for girls ages 11 and up, is a program based on the Jewish tradition of women’s New Moon celebrations that builds the self-esteem, Jewish identity, leadership skills, and friendship networks of adolescent girls.
Find out more about JYW’s Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! program
J-Boys for guys in grades 8-9, is based on the “journey to manhood”. Research found that putting this at the center of male-focused Jewish programming, with a well-trained male facilitator, will keep more boys engaged in Jewish life beyond bar mitzvah.
Find out more about JYW’s J-Boys program