Kivunim B’nei Mitzvah programme open across Progressive Judaism

30 May 2024 – 22 Iyyar 5784

Kivunim B’nei Mitzvah programme

We are pleased to announce that the Kivunim National B’nei Mitzvah programme is now open to all young people from small and medium-sized Liberal and Reform communities.

The Movement Reform Judaism has been running this acclaimed programme, for school years 7 & 8, for some time. As we create one unified Progressive Jewish movement, this exciting opportunity is now available to Liberal Jewish communities as well.

This friendly and supportive programme brings young Progressive Jews together, from across the UK, building strong year group cohorts and adding fun, friendship and lifelong memories to your B’nei Mitzvah preparations.

We have Kivunim communities from as far south as Cornwall to as far north as Glasgow, ready for you to join as you go through your B’nei Mitzvah preparation process and beyond.

Kivunim B’nei Mitzvah programme

There will be challenges and activities to complete, and all those who complete the programme will celebrate with a never to be forgotten theme park trip.

The two-year programme has six main areas of focus explored over four residential weekends:

Jewish Identity (year 7)
Tikkun Olam (year 7)
Community (ongoing)
Jewish Ritual (ongoing)
Informed decision making (Year 8)
My life as a Jewish adult (Year 8)

The residential weekends, which take place in November and April each year, include exciting outdoor adventure activities such as climbing, kayaking, and archery, as well as Shabbat celebrations and making friends to share the Bnei Mitzvah experience with.

A year of challenges and activities awaits throughout the programme. Each young person is encouraged to collect the 150 points ‘footprints’ needed to complete the course. These points are earned by attending synagogue, practicing for ceremony, volunteering, working on a tikkun olam project, celebrating festivals, and learning a new skill.

This opportunity is open to all members of participating Reform and Liberal Judaism communities.



Kivunim B’nei Mitzvah programme

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