Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program

Top Pick January 6, 2019 Newton $315.00
(Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

Attention mothers of 11- to 13-year-old daughters!

The mother-daughter bat mitzvah program introduces a variety of role models, offering young women (ages 11-13) not one but many paradigms of the “ideal” Jewish woman. This program opens conversations between mothers and daughters about core values, offering texts to help them navigate this life passage together. Each session includes text study and a creative component, engaging mother and daughter experientially through a variety of modalities, including drama, art and music.

This program was created by MaTan, the Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for Torah Studies in Jerusalem, and Ma’ayan has been offering the program since 2006. We invite you to join the growing community of over 5,000 mothers and daughters in over 100 communities in Israel, North America and abroad who have participated in this meaningful program.

Teacher Ellie Riesel holds a master’s degree in educational administration and curriculum supervision from Loyola University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Judaic studies from Stern College for Women. She formerly served as a Tanakh teacher and upper school student clubs and special projects coordinator at Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, Maryland. She previously taught Tanakh at Darchei Binah Women’s School for Advanced Torah Studies in Jerusalem, and at Bruriah High School for Girls in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Ellie has always felt that engaging and inspiring Jewish youth through teaching Torah is her life’s calling and she is looking forward to her new position as Tanakh teacher and director of upper school student life at Maimonides School in Brookline. Ellie and her husband, Yudi, who directs Greater Boston NCSY, live in Newton with their three children.

The next cohort will run for 10 sessions on Sunday mornings, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Jan. 6, 20, 27, Feb. 10, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 (April 14 make-up date).

This course is co-sponsored with Beth-El Atereth Israel.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Congregation Beth El-Atareth
561 Ward St
Newton, MA 02459
$315.00 Mother-daughter pair

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