“Confirmation at Emanu-El has shaped me in becoming the person I am today. At the beginning of my years of studying Judaism, answering correctly to the question ‘what it means to be Jewish’ was near impossible. Looking back on my life, and my experience at Emanu-El, it helped me to understand what Judaism is. Even more than that, it brought me to finding the place I belong.” — Phebe, 5780 Confirmand
Temple Emanu-El offers the option of Confirmation to our high-school-age students. Our Confirmation class meets throughout the year, two Sunday’s per month, with Rabbi Davidson exploring topics related to God, Torah, and Israel.
Our year-long program culminates on Shavout in our Fifth Avenue Sanctuary, as we celebrate our students reaffirmation and commitment to embrace Jewish learning and tradition in their lives. Standing on the pulpit, leading the congregation in worship, and sharing their beliefs with the community is usually a rite of passage they will remember forever.
All high school students whose families are members of Temple Emanu-El may participate in the High School Confirmation Program. To receive a registration form, contact the Religious School Office at (212) 507-9546.