D'var Torah Superhero (a.k.a. B'nai Mitzvah Mentor)
Schedule: Mentoring B'nai Mitzvah candidates can vary in time commitment and location. Mentoring usually requires 5-7 meetings which average an hour in length.
Job duties: At Temple Beth Shalom, we believe that it is important for our B’nai Mitzvah candidates to truly study their parsha rather than just sit down and create a teaching (D’var Torah) based on their assigned Torah portion. We give each candidate the tools to complete their studies and you will be a trained adult to help guide them through the process. You will work with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah candidate as they grapple with the meaning of their parsha and begin to put their thoughts into a teaching (D’var Torah). Hebrew competency is NOT required!
Age requirement: 13 years or older (post-B'Nai Mitzvah, with approval of Kelly Finkel)
Other requirements: The desire to engage in Torah study and guide the development of a d’var Torah. Hebrew competency not required.
What you get out of this opportunity:
- Sharing your love of Judaism and Torah with the younger generation of Jews
- Seeing the Torah with a different lens – the Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s
- Building a relationship with another family at the temple
Contact: Kelly Finkel