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Helene Kornsgold

Helene M. Kornsgold, originally from Philadelphia, was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary of American in 2006 and earned a Masters in Jewish education from JTS. She is a rabbinic field worker for Koach, a college outreach program of the Conservative movement. She has worked in a variety of Jewish educational settings, including Pressman Academy, Camp Ramah, USY, Hebrew schools and private b'nai mitzvah tutoring.

Making Meaningful Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Identity and Responsibility, Ritual and Prayer

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are an exciting time when your child enters the next phase of life. Planning for it can and should be as exciting and important as the day itself. But, more often than not, the details get in the way. How can you make the B'nai Mitzvah experience meaningful to your child and your family? In this session, I will share insights and strategies that work, and also help you focus on the big picture when planning for this milestone.