MaTaN Mother & Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program: Jewish Women Through the Ages

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Program Date(s): 
12:00 AM to 2:00 AM Thursday Nov 8, 2012
Venue: 
Leaders & Speakers: 
Pnina Weintraub

For more information and registration, please see program main page here 

A Bat Mitzvah is an opportunity for a girl to prepare for her entry into Jewish adulthood by exploring what it means to be a Jewish woman. The aim of the MaTaN Bat Mitzvah program, Jewish Women Through the Ages, is to examine how Jewish women form a chain across the generations. We enable the Bat Mitzvah to serve as a bridge connecting the young girl to Jewish continuity. The program consists of ten two-hour sessions, during which mothers and daughters study sources together about Jewish women throughout history. These historical figures were selected because they embody positive attributes and values from which the girls can learn.

*Each session includes textual Torah study, with sources in Hebrew and English;
*a creative activity in each session;
*each girl is encouraged to prepare a special "Woman of Valour" project based on a biblical personality, a woman she studied or an inspiring woman in her life;
*closing celebration.