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Saturday, February 16 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
You Are Cordially Uninvited: The Elimination of Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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At first consideration, it seems nearly impossible and unimaginable to contemplate eliminating the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony as a milestone event in the Jewish lifecycle. However, with some exploration of the history of the ceremony, an examination of the current crisis in post-B’nei Mitzvah drop-out, and consideration of how Jewish education could be drastically better without it, you too will understand why eliminating this ritual might be good for the Jewish people.

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Robyn Faintich has over 18 years of Jewish communal professional experience in areas that include youth movements, day schools, community teen initiatives, early childhood education, congregational family education, and adult education. In August 2010, Robyn launched JewishGPS, LLC in an effort to help guide Jewish organizations in a variety of aspects of Jewish education. She currently serves as the national education consultant for The Good... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Brunswick C ballroom level