Kol Ami has one of the highest retention rates of post–Bar and Bat Mitzvah Religious School students in the region. Each year, approximately 85 percent of our Bar and Bat Mitzvah students choose to move on to Confirmation Academy.
Our Confirmation Academy (for students in grades eight through ten) deepens our high school students’ Jewish education and challenges them through interactive dialogue and discussion. Our highly qualified faculty motivate the students to explore their own Jewish identity through historical context and current events.
In the Confirmation year – grade 10 – our students study extensively with Rabbi Holin and collaboratively write a unique and creative Confirmation-Shavuot service expressing their personal experiences with Judaism.
It’s a testament to our program that more than half of these students opt to continue their formal Jewish education beyond Confirmation through Gratz College’s Isaac Mayer Wise program for continuing Jewish education, through which they can earn their Reform teaching certificate.