The following is the confirmation speech of Leah B.: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood / And sorry I could not travel both / And be one traveler, long I stood / And looked down one as far as I could / To Where it bend in the undergrowth; / Then took the other, as just as fair, / And having perhaps the better claim, / Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there / Had worn them really about the same, / And both that morning equally lay /Somew
The following is the confirmation speech of Will K.: Throughout my life I've had to deal with adversity. While some of the challenges I've had to face have been difficult, one of them I find myself struggling with the most is being a Jew in a significantly Christian area. I am one out of three Jews at my school of over 2,000 people and this has led to multiple situations where my Judaism has been a big topic amongst my friends and peers. To some people, they learn that I am J
The following is the confirmation speech of Jacob H.: You may know how much I love baseball. Basketball too. Even my brother and my new sister and my mother and my father. So what has my favorite sport got to do with Confirmation, with living a Jewish life? Well, in baseball, to be any good at it, to win the game, you have to be able to depend on your teammates and they have to be able to depend on you. If not, you can’t make a play and you won’t win. The team is a bunch of g
This is a brand new blog, so we may backtrack just a little bit until we can catch up. There’s been so much going on this past year. One event that I didn’t want to let pass was our confirmation service, which was held on Friday, June 10, 2016. Confirmation is a Judaic innovation pioneered by Reform Judaism in the early 1800s. At first, only boys were confirmed, but within a few years, it became common for girls to be confirmed as well, in Berlin in 1817 and Hamburg in 1818.