Adult Secular B'Mitzvah Program
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?
The UJPO/Morris Winchevsky School will be launching our re-imagined Adult Secular B’Mitzvah Program in September 2023. 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 Jewishness/ Judaism(s) offer us on our own life journeys?
Drawing on a set of texts from across the centuries and around the world, we will critically examine where “tradition” comes from and what it might mean to us in a secular Jewish context. We do not assume prior knowledge of Jewishness or Judaisms. Each class meeting will include learning activities, the study of texts, artworks, and historical documents, and will be accompanied by creative, mindful, and collaborative prompts. Our curriculum explores Jewishness as a civilization of many diverse cultures and practices and approach our rich history & present from a decolonial perspective focused on social justice.
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Adult Education Course Facilitator:
Sharoni Sibony is an experienced and enthusiastic educator across multiple disciplines. After completing her BA and MA at the University of Toronto, she pursued a PhD in English Literature at Indiana University. She worked and volunteered for nearly a decade in Jewish educational programming and event management at the Jewish Community Centres of Toronto, Ashkenaz Festival, Limmud Toronto, and the Ontario Jewish Archives: Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre. She has been a lecturer, tour guide, pottery instructor,
and book club facilitator in various venues across the Toronto community. She is excited to share her passions for Jewish life, history, arts, and culture with the MWS community.