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The Leadership Bat Mitzvah program is designed to be a platform through which participants develop their own sense of self within the Jewish Community, both locally and globally.

Through hands-on learning, mentorship, workshops, and field trips, they will be able to see their path as Jewish women begin to unfold before them and have an active role in defining how they fit in. This value-based, cultural, and traditional curriculum will become the foundation for leadership development. Our program will include a mitzvah project, designed and executed by the group to reinforce that these Jewish girls have the power to change the world.

Jewish Identity:

  • What is a Bat Mitzvah and what are we celebrating?
  • Independent thinking and building confidence
  • Where did I come from? Who I am today? Who do I want to be?
  • Value of sisterhood, friendship and positive relationships
  • Auberge Shalom Workshop
  • Israel
  • Antisemitism – understanding the rise of antisemitism in today’s landscape and how to react, respond and deflect.

Jewish History:

  • Holocaust introduction (age appropriate)
  • Survivor meeting
  • Twinning program

Jewish Life & Life Cycles:

  • Jewish Calendar (holidays, Shabbat and Havdalah)
  • Challah bake
  • Bris/Baby naming – Who am I named after? What is my Hebrew name?
  • Wedding - Mikvah visit
  • Death - visit to Paperman Funeral Home

Jewish Values:

  • Tzedakah (charity)
  • Forgiveness
  • Gratitude
  • Social responsibility
  • Freedom
  • Tikun Olam (repairing the world)
  • Independent/group Mitzvah Project
  • Chanukah at Senior’s residence
  • Female leaders past and present and the values they embody

Jewish Leadership:

  • Workshop with Federation CJA
  • Workshops with community leaders of varying fields? Where do I fit in?
  • Father/daughter volunteerism
  • Creating your own path as future Jewish leaders

Bat Mitzvah Ceremony:

  • Culmination of learning with text, song, individual presentations
  • Certificate of completion

For more information or to register, please email Sari Medicoff: sari@bethtikvah.ca

Sat, 22 June 2024 16 Sivan 5784