Sign In Forgot Password

B'nai Mitzvah: Crossing the River (CTR) Learning 

Crossing the River (CTR) is a two year program through our Religious School that nurtures and prepares students to become a B'nai Mitzvah, if they so choose. At Nevei, our goal is to help students and their families connect to this important part of their own personal and unique journeys. 

CTR 1 is the first year of our program. Students meet on Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons throughout the year. Highlights of our CTR 1 program are: 

- Four Worlds focus (body, heart, soul and mind) 

- Specific ritual study with Rav Bracha 

- Introduction to Torah Study and the Tanach (Old Testament) through "Weird Torah" 

- Mitzvah project learning + group planning

- Community-building (Relational Judaism approach to welcoming, belonging and connection) 

- Social aspects of B'nai Mitzvah through the new Moving Traditions B'nai Mitzvah model developed by Rabbi Daniel Brenner (we are a pilot participating program this year) 

- Parent + student learning classes 

- Siddur Hebrew learning: decoding, reading, vocabulary, developing personal prayer meanings and chanting 

- Hebrew infusion + community building through chuggim (electives) 

- Community fieldtrips + guests 

- Arts focus project: Creating a personal tallit + tying tzitzit (including study on the meaning of the tallit) 

 

CTR 2 is the second year of our program. Students meet on Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons throughout the year. Highlights of our CTR 2 program are: 

- Four Worlds focus (body, heart, soul and mind) 

- Specific ritual study with Rav Bracha 

- Introduction to Torah Study and its deeper meanings 

- Individual mitzvah project support 

- Community-building (Relational Judaism approach to welcoming, belonging and connection) 

- Social aspects of B'nai Mitzvah through the new Moving Traditions B'nai Mitzvah model developed by Rabbi Daniel Brenner (we are a pilot participating program this year) 

- Parent + student learning classes 

- Siddur Hebrew learning: decoding, reading, vocabulary, developing personal prayer meanings and chanting 

- Introduction to learning Trope 

- Hebrew infusion + community building through chuggim (electives) 

- Lifecycle learning through guests and fieldtrips 

- Community fieldtrips + guests 

- Arts focus project: Creating a personal siddur that represents the individuality and thoughts of each student 

 

Wed, November 14 2018 6 Kislev 5779