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Confirmation (Grade 10)

The pinnacle of our Religious School, coordinated by Rabbi Shankman, is our 10th grade Confirmation year.

The Confirmation experience affirms our students’ connection to their Washington Hebrew community, while providing a strong foundation in Jewish values and a thorough understanding of Reform Jewish ideology and identity. Among the highlights of this program are a trip to New York City, the Confirmation Retreat, the RAC L’taken Seminar, and the Confirmation service, designed and led by the Confirmands.

New York City Trip


From the Lower East Side to the Upper West Side, Confirmands will experience "Jewish New York" with our clergy and staff.

Date: Friday, November 8 - Sunday, November 10
Buses Leave: Friday at 5:00 am SHARP from Temple and 5:30 am SHARP from the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center
Buses Return: Sunday at approximately 4:30 pm to the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center and 5:00 pm to Temple
Cost: $600
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Students will watch a Broadway play, tour the Lower East Side, attend Shabbat services at a historic New York Reform synagogue, enjoy dinner in Times Square, eat at a New York City deli, and see the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Price covers transportation by chartered bus, two nights at the Marriott Hotel East Side, admission to sites, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, Friday and Saturday night dinners, and a theater ticket. Students will be responsible for purchasing lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and should bring between $75-$100. Registration closes on Monday, October 7

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All participants must be registered for Religious School in order to attend this trip. Click here to fill out our online registration form or contact Jonathan Honigman, 301-354-3223.

No one should be excluded due to financial reasons, and scholarships are available for this program. Please contact Steve Jacober, Executive Director, at 202-362-7100 for a confidential conversation.