Mazel Tov Confirmation Class 2021!
We are proud to present the members of B’nai Jehudah’s 2021 Confirmation Class! Our 2021 confirmands celebrated this achievement on Shavuot, and we are pleased to share their photos and their favorite Jewish memories.
My favorite memory is my entire Bar Mitzvah weekend. I had lots of family members come in town to celebrate and the party at our house was super fun! I will remember it forever.
My favorite Jewish memory is probably Consecration because it’s the first Jewish memory that really stands out in my mind. I loved getting to wear white and going up on the bimah to sing songs and how we all got our own little Torah scroll.
My favorite Jewish memory was one I had at camp. While camp is full of amazing moments, this one really stood out to me. Every Friday night after dinner at camp, we have a song session that we spend jumping around in mosh pits. Naturally, by the end of it, all of us are dripping sweat. After one especially energetic and sweaty song session on a hot night, my cabin and I sat down at our table and started to wipe the sweat off of our faces. One of my cabin mates had a rag that he wiped his face with and had the brilliant idea to pass it around the table. Being boys, we all wiped our faces with it and laughed. I remember feeling as if each and every one of those boys at that table was my brother. I remember that night so vividly because that was the night I realized that Judaism was centered around a community. Jews cannot exist in a vacuum, and neither can I.
My favorite Jewish memory was when I was in preschool. I went to preschool at B’nai Jehudah and we made many memories, but my favorite memory is when we would do circle time with the Shabbat Challah. These moments introduced me to the Jewish world at such an early age.
Throughout my life I have made some of the best times and best memories of my life at B’nai Jehudah, but if I had to pick the best it would be my bar mitzvah, that day was just so amazing with everyone there.
My first BBYO convention in January of 2019. The first night we were there all the girls chapters from the Midwest region got together and sang songs, shared stories, and got to know each other. After that night I knew I wanted to become an active member in BBYO and continue my Jewish journey.
My favorite Jewish memory was becoming a Bar Mitzvah. I enjoyed seeing all my family and friends, but the most important thing was achieving something I put time into.
My favorite Jewish memory was arriving at Sunday School early with my whole family and gathering around the tables with my siblings and cousins. We all talked before services and got ready for the morning.
My favorite Jewish memory was at Alex Dean’s bar mitzvah luncheon when I got hit in the nose with a baseball and five doctors simultaneously rushed over to help.
My 10 summers at URJ Camp Kalsman in Arlington, Washington are among my favorite Jewish memories. I have made lifetime friends while outdoors in the mountains and celebrating Shabbat at camp is the best.
My favorite memory is Havdalah at sleep away camp. Every Saturday night the entire camp would go outside to a giant fire and have Havdalah. During the week, the camp was never really together all at the same time with all of the daily activities, but during Havdalah we were.
My favorite Jewish memory is preschool at Bnai Jehudah, because that is where I met many of my friends who I still have a very strong bond with.
Mazel Tov Confirmation Class 2020!
We are proud to present the members of B’nai Jehudah’s 2020 Confirmation Class! While our 2020 Confirmation service was postponed due to the pandemic, we were able to celebrate this achievement in person during the 2021 Erev Shabbat/Lag B’Omer service. Just as with the Confirmation 2021 class, we are pleased to share their photos and their favorite Jewish memories.
My favorite Jewish memory is becoming a Bat Mitzvah. I felt so special being able to lead a service in front of all of my family and friends. The celebration was my favorite part. Being able to dance, sing, and eat with all of my friends from all over the country was the best feeling ever. I am so grateful to have had that experience.
My favorite Jewish Memory is attending a Jewish overnight camp for 4 years. Going to camp allowed me to try new things and make some of my best friends. I know that the memories I have made at camp will last a lifetime.
My favorite Jewish memory was when I became a Bar Mitzvah. Although it was a lot of hard work with studying and practicing, once I was finally reciting the Torah in front of my family and friends, all of that hard work felt worth it. The fact that I was able to share the moment with my cousin was amazing and I’m really glad we could become B’nai Mitzvah together.
Jacob Shale Arnold Goodman
My favorite Jewish memory is becoming a Bar Mitzvah because, even though it was a lot of work, in the end I had a good time leading a service and being able to teach hundreds of people, including many friends and family, about Torah and Judaism.
My favorite Jewish memory is the Purim Carnival. I loved dressing up and doing the cake walk and winning sodas!
Some of my favorite Jewish memories were experiencing Shabbat at my summer camp, Camp Ben Frankel. We always have a very active song session and services take place outside. I feel extra connected with prayer when I am in nature. Saturday morning for services we wear our PJs, and Havdallah is always extra special.
My favorite Jewish memory is my summers at Herzl camp. We did different activities to engage with our Judaic roots. These incorporated daily Jewish studies and discussion groups. It made me contemplate my Judaism as a whole. They celebrated Shabbat with services every week which were meaningful as well.
My favorite Jewish memory is when I went to sleep away camp in Lake of the Ozarks. The camp I went to was called Camp Sabra and I met some of my lif- long best friends and had memories I’ll never forget.
My favorite Jewish memory is definitely my Bat Mitzvah. Not only was it just the fact that I was reading Torah, but everyone who supported me was there. All of my family and my friends got to help experience that special day with me.
My favorite Jewish memory was at Camp Sabra, when I climbed Anchor Mountain with some of my closest friends. This was a great memory because of how fun the entire experience, and climbing the mountain and reaching the summit was a culmination of the work we put in.