Judendom's bar and bat mitzvah program
PJS has had bar and bat mitzvah
celebrations throughout the last 16 years. This year, however,
PJS has introduced a new bar and bat mitzvah program which
uses an especially chosen curriculum from the US. The newly
launched program aims to be both challenging and embody
Progressive values. The new cohort of students of the program
named it Mitsva Power.
In Mitsva Power,
students meet once a week for two hours. During this time,
students participate in a short service, Hebrew lesson and
Jewish studies. The Hebrew lessons use the curriculum Mitkadem.
This curriculum develops reading skills and ritual vocabulary.
Lessons on Jewish studies are based on the curriculum Chai
which explores key values and principles of Torah, worship,
and Gemilut Chasadim, with focus on building Jewish
identity and community. You can read more about the Mitkadem
and Chai curriculum on the Behrman House website
In addition to the weekly
meetings, all students complete a project on Tikun Olam
which emphasizes actively making our world a better place,
whether the focus is environmental, cultural or economical.
Since many of the families
of the students have family members or close family relations
that are not Jewish, the program also includes a project
that addresses the student’s Jewish identity in a
culturally and religiously diverse context.
All instruction is in Swedish.
Some of the activities of
Mitsva Power are planned as joint-activities with
Församlingens Bnei Mitzvah program. The program currently
has 10 students and is looking to expand its capacity soon.
For more information on the
program, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org