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Why all this talk about tears before Shavuot? Our confirmation t'filah (Sunday, May 24 at 10:30 am with Yizkor) will be sure to start me crying. We have 5 students this year and I am so proud of all of them. I have known most of them since they were 5 or 6. I make a short presentation to them as I do to my B'nai Mitzvah students and I hope I can get through it.
All of these students have grown up here and will be speaking on Sunday. The theme of their t'filah is Questions. This is not a spoiler alert but here are the questions they will be asking and answering on Sunday:
Questions from our Confirmation Class 2015-577
Is religion still important?
What do you most value about being Jewish?
Can Judaism survive interfaith marriage?
Is world peace possible?
Is the Torah historically accurate and factual?
I may print their answers in another blog but I hope you come and hear them discuss and debate these important concepts. We will also be celebrating this milestone with their families and our congregation. I am sure I will shed some tears as I say Mazel Tov. It will not be goodbye though but L'hitraot, so long, as I hope to see most of my confirmands back next year as Madrichim, teacher aides. Chag Samaech.