Judaism Your Way Opens Registration For 12th Year of Open Tent Be Mitzvah Program

Judaism Your Way is now accepting up to 85 students to enroll in its 2020-2021 program which prepares Denver Jewish youth for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

DENVER (June 15, 2020) – Judaism Your Way opens registration today for the 12th year of its Open Tent Be Mitzvah program, an innovative two-year experience designed for Jewish students entering grades 6 through 8. The program prepares students for their Be Mitzvah, a Jewish coming of age celebration, through learning about Jewish spirituality, history, culture and customs.

The Open Tent Be Mitzvah program is based on the core of the organization’s mission to be an open tent, which means embracing everyone seeking a connection to Jewish life. In 90-minute classes, Open Tent Be Mitzvah students learn about themselves as human beings rather than focusing on gender (Bat – daughter, or Bar – son), and explore the meaning of the word “mitzvah,” which means “action that shows you care.” 

“The Open Tent Be Mitzvah program is unique in the way it focuses on the whole student, helping them to discover Judaism their way,” Rabbi Caryn Aviv, Open Tent Be Mitzvah Program Director, said. “We are eager to welcome a new group of students this year and hope to cultivate community while providing spiritual guidance and growth opportunities for Denver Jewish youth during these difficult times.”

Classes will begin in September 2020 and will meet weekly over two semesters.

To register for Judaism Your Way’s 2020-2021 Open Tent Be Mitzvah program, visit: www.judaismyourway.org/open-tent-be-mitzvah.

ABOUT JUDAISM YOUR WAY

Judaism Your Way is an independent, Colorado-based Jewish organization. Judaism Your Way is an open tent, embracing everyone who seeks a connection to Jewish life. Every day, Judaism Your Way shares transformative Jewish experiences and recognizes itself as part of something relevant, whole and sacred. There are many ways to be Jewish. Judaism Your Way respects and includes them all.

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