October 2020 – May 2021
14 Bi-weekly Session
Starting: October 4th, 2020
(optional Sukkot Party at Dufferin Grove Park)
First Session: October 19th, 2020
Culminating in an (optional) group ceremony
Are you an adult seeking a Jewish learning experience?
Did you miss the opportunity to have a bat/bar mitzvah?
Were you unable to have a bat/bar mitzvah because of gender or were you misgendered at your bat/bar mitzvah?
Did you have a bat/bar mitzvah but are seeking a different experience?
Do you have a Jewish family member and want to learn more?
Welcome to this opportunity to build your personal relationship to Jewish life!
We'll explore our unique, progressive (Jewish) identities in the twenty-first century as responses to what came before us and the kind of world we want to build. What stories do Jews tell about ourselves? What can Judaism(s) offer us on our own life journeys? Drawing on a set of texts from across the centuries and around the world, we'll critically examine where “tradition” comes from and what it might mean to us in a secular Jewish context. We'll explore key moments and narratives in Jewish history; deepen our relationship to the Jewish calendar and holidays; and engage in hands-on activities and discussions that will bring us deeper insights about ourselves and our communities. We do not assume prior knowledge of Judaisms.
The Morris Winchevsky School is one of Toronto’s oldest Jewish institutions. We run a secular part-time Jewish School (preschool to B’nai Mitzvah), focused on social justice. Our curriculum explores Jewishness as a civilization with a rich history, culture, practice, and a deep dedication to ethics. This year, we are expanding our programs to include an Adult B’nai Mitzvah program for those 18 years old and up, seeking a student-centered Jewish learning experience. The program will include an optional research project and a group graduating ceremony with participants’ friends and families.
Visit the Adult B’nai Mitzvah Facebook page!