J2M: Journey to Mitzvot
J2M—or Journey to Mitzvot—is a program that prepares our sixth graders and their parents for their
Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration in the following year.
The central goal of J2M is to develop and deepen our students’ understanding of what it means to become a
Bar/Bat Mitzvah: a Jewish adult. The pillars of our program are based on a teaching of our ancestors; that our
world rests on three things: Torah, Avodah (Prayer), and Gemilut Hasadim (Acts of Loving-kindness).
We gather on 6 Sunday mornings throughout the winter months to explore themes of Torah study, prayer,
volunteerism and community involvement. We also spend a lot of time introducing people to one another, so
that we all get to know more people in our community.
To find out more information on this program,
please contact Tamar Brooks at [email protected]/773-868-5125.