An Interactive Guide to Programs, Goals, Venues and Participants
How to Use this Guide
For viewing an individual innovation:
Click the box with the name of the innovation you would like to learn more about and follow the tabs for a detailed description.
Colored dots which appear on each box refer to the selections that you check off in the filter on the left. Only the programs with those particular selections will remain on the main screen. You can narrow your search by filtering through the following criteria:
- An innovation’s rationale/purpose (green)
- Areas of bar/bat mitzvah an innovation will address (blue)
- Components of an innovation (orange)
- Who the learners are (yellow)
- Grade level of when students begin participating (red)
For viewing with your B’nai Mitzvah Revolution Planning Team:
According to the B’nai Mitzvah Revolution’s Theory of Change, Planning for Experimentation should be undertaken together with Visioning. In other words, to simply replicate an innovation that your planning team likes would be a mistake. Each program in this guide was created after considerable planning, and is in keeping with that congregation’s vision and culture. If any of these innovations appeal to you, consider its rationale/purpose and if it’s in keeping with your articulated vision. If not, this might suggest that either this might not be the best innovation to consider; or your vision needs to be broadened or altered in some way.
As the BMR staff begins using this interactive guide with congregational teams, we will develop exercises to post on the Resources section of our website. If your team has developed an exercise and would like to share with us, please email us at email@example.com
How the Information in this Guide Was Collected
The BMR staff began working on this guide in the summer of 2013, requesting information from the following sources:
all URJ congregations
central agencies of Jewish education throughout North America
educators connected to the Conservative and Reconstructionist movements
Help us Update the Guide
Would you like to suggest a program for inclusion in this guide?
We expect to add to this guide on a regular basis. If you would like to suggest a program for inclusion in this guide, please fill out this form.
Do You Have Information to Correct?
Is one of your congregation’s programs mentioned in this guide, and does it contain incorrect information? If so, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.