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Confirmation is a somewhat less widespread coming of age ritual that occurs when a child is 16 or 18. Confirmation was originally developed by the Reform movement, which scorned the idea that a 13 year old child was an adult (but see explanation below). They replaced bar and bat mitzvah with a confirmation ceremony at the age of 16 or 18. However, due to the overwhelming popularity of the bar or bat mitzvah, the Reform movement has revived the practice. I don't know of any Reform synagogues that do not encourage the practice of bar and bat mitzvahs at age 13 today.

In some Conservative synagogues, however, the confirmation concept has been adopted as a way to continue a child's Jewish education and involvement for a few more years.

We are an international Jewish youth group for 7th-12th grade teens. Our chapter is a closely knit group of dynamic kids that participate in twice monthly Lounge Nights, Regional Activities, as well as monthly weekend programming. We strives to provide participants with a strong Jewish identity as well as a social network of Jewish friends. We also offers summer trips to Israel, trips around the country and many other summer programs. We hope that you will give us a try by stopping by one of our Lounge Nights.

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Annual Disneyland Trip - September 24th at 7:30am (all day)

First Lounge - September 10th at 6pm

Special Israel Lounge and Presentation - October 5th at 6pm

Daytrip - October 26th at 12pm

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