“May our children see their world fulfilled, trusting in generations past and yet to be, having hearts filled with intuition and words with insight, their eyes shining with the light of holy words and faces reflecting the brightness of the heavens.”
These may seem like lofty visions and aspirations. But they are precisely what we hope to share with you as your Bar/Bat Mitzvah student participates in the leadership of Shabbat services, chants from Torah and prophetic teachings, teaching his/her community. We see the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience as a turning point in one’s Jewish education rather than a climactic graduation. At NVHC, we encourage lifelong learning. Through learning in our Kehilat Limmud and Tamid programs, getting ready for Bar and Bat Mitzvah in Torah Corps, in our youth groups and activities to engage in the community, our children are challenged to make their Jewish identity take flight! This continues through participation in our amazing Confirmation program in 10th and beyond.