Good Jewish Education is ExperientialAmy Kopkin Atkins Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi z’l once said, “Our ancient faiths have become oververbalized and underexperienced. We talk too much and feel too little.” The Passover seder that many Jews just observed is a way to get back to the essence of our Judaism. We taste, touch, and sing to… Read More from Good Jewish Education is Experiential
Jewish Wisdom ProjectsBy Amy Kopkin Atkins In recent history, Judaism has asked emerging adolescents to demonstrate their Jewish adult”ness” by leading a Shabbat service. How does leading a Shabbat service transform you into a Jewish adult? Where is the practical significance? The meaning? The meaning is actually in the leading. It’s about holding space for… Read More from Jewish Wisdom Projects
Mensch-ology: The Study of Being A Good PersonBy Amy Kopkin Atkins Judaism Your Way’s Open Tent Be Mitzvah program focuses on students Being and Becoming Jewish adults. That seems weird?! They won’t be able to drive a car for two or three years; they won’t be able to vote for another five; and probably until… Read More from Mensch-ology: The Study of Being A Good Person
Oreo Cookies and Sunny Side Up Eggs?The Perfect Formula for a Fun Be Mitzvah ProgramBy Amy Kopkin Atkins “Ooh Oreos, are those for us?” said every Open Tent Be Mitzvah student upon entering our classroom last week. Open Tent Be Mitzvah classes for 2021 began last week with a new crop of eager, enthusiastic learners…. Read More from Oreo Cookies and Sunny Side Up Eggs?
By Anna and Fran Simon We were so grateful that there was room for us in Rabbi Caryn’s Open Tent Be Mitzvah year two class when we needed that support. Specifically, we wanted a Rabbi/organization that would be there for us each step of the way emotionally and with regard to logistics; we appreciated feeling… Read More from Reflection on Be Mitzvah with Judaism Your Way