THRESHOLD – Chochmat HaLev B’nai Mitzvah Program Fall 2018

Chai (18) months of Joyful Preparation for youth & families

  • cultivate meaningful connection to Jewish ritual, text & ethical traditions
  • explore Judaic storytelling, dance, music and visual arts
  • nurture young people on their path of self-discovery
  • build welcoming community
  • support families to strengthen their own Jewish life
  • tend the process of critical thinking and creative imagination

CHL’s Threshold program includes:

*B’nai Mitzvah youth cohort (6 sessions) Discover the Jewish world with peers. Visit Bay Area Jewish and interfaith centers, attend a Jewish cultural event, wrestle with text and tradition and contribute through good works.

*Family Learning (4 sessions) Explore Jewish values, dive into difficult Torah texts, and support each other to create meaningful b’nai mitzvah ceremonies.

*One on one tutorial (24 sessions) to learn Hebrew, chant prayers read from the Torah and create a drash.

*B’nai Mitzvah Family Havurah

*Saturday morning service – Students are invited to develop their prayer skills by leading the Shabbat morning youth service.

*Weekend in the Wilderness


Cost: $3300 includes the ceremony at CHL’s Shabbat morning service. Membership required. To learn more, contact Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Director of Youth & Family Programming:

Register here.