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Har Shalom Upper School (HSUS) & Confirmation 5782



1. HSUS - Har Shalom Upper School:

Who: 8th and 9th Graders (ALL students welcome!)
WhenTuesday nights, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (dinner included). View full Calendar HERE.
Where: At Har Shalom (11510 Falls Road, Potomac)
Cost: $400

Click HERE to Register!

Join Ruth for an all new Upper School program! We’ll be offering a variety of classes for students to choose from including:

  • The Holocaust: Bearing Witness/Facing History
  • Modern AntiSemitism: Haters (NOT) Gonna Hate
  • Visual Midrash: A look at Torah through art
  • Comparative Judaism: What do they do? What do we do? Why??
  • Jewish Storytellers: A look at the art of Jewish storytelling, learn how to tell your own story
  • And a MiniMester with Jewish cooking,  Special Speaker Series, Torah Yoga, and more!!


2. Confirmation with Rabbi Raskin - Putting the "I" in Israel

Who: 10th and 11th Graders (ALL students welcome!)
When: Sunday nights, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (dinner included). View the full Calendar HERE.
Where: At Har Shalom (11510 Falls Road, Potomac)
Cost: $250

Click HERE to Register!

Join Rabbi Raskin for a special Confirmation program that takes a dive deep into Israel!  Topics will include:

  • The essential importance of the Land of Israel to Jewish peoplehood and identity
  • Different approaches to Zionism (political, cultural, religious, etc.), and the movement to create a Jewish state long before the advent of the Shoah
  • Exploring creation of the State of Israel and understanding its various wars and their consequences
  • Decoding the various Arab players in the region: Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Fatah, the Palestinian Authority, etc.
  • An introduction to the Israeli political system, its factions and ideologies
  • Historic and Modern attempts to create peace, including the Camp David Accords, Oslo, Two State vs. One State solutions, Eretz Le’Kulam (Two States One Homeland), etc.
  • How to be an advocate for progress



Sat, July 31 2021 22 Av 5781