Temple Israel of Lawrence celebrates confirmation and graduation


The 109th Shavuot confirmation and graduation service in Temple Israel of Lawrence’s history took place on May 31.

Both the confirmed students and graduates presented speeches that highlighted how their years of study at Temple Israel’s Religious School helped shape their Jewish identities, which will impact the choices they make heading toward high school and college.

Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum, the synagogue’s spiritual leader, emphasized how they should never lose sight on how unique, special and wonderful they are.

He thanked the students for continuing their Jewish education beyond their bar or bat mitzvah year, and hopes that their accomplishment will inspire other religious school students to follow in their footsteps.