Rabbi Weiner teaches our 10th grade Confirmation class. 10th graders study ancient and modern texts that help guide conversations on relationships, love, family, sex, politics and decision-making. During the year, each student will choose an exciting modern Jewish novel to read and discuss with the class. Students take turns presenting “self-portraits” as the class evolves into a close community. Over the weekend of November 20th, all the members of the class spend a special weekend together at the Confirmation Retreat. This is an opportunity for the students and Rabbi Weiner to create connections and to bond the class community. (“Rabbi Tom is so cool! In 10th grade we get to talk about a lot of issues that are important to us now, it’s really relevant to our lives.” )