Montebello Jewish Center’s rabbi leads a new group for local teens
How do you keep teenagers involved in their shul and connected with Jewish life once they’ve become bar or bat mitzvah?
The answer to that question varies, depending on the community. For some parts of the Jewish world, it’s a non-issue; the family’s day-to-day life and the children’s education is so tied to the community that the question itself is almost nonsensical. But for other people, it’s a very real issue. There are competing calls on a high school student’s time that makes spending it at shul very much a personal decision.