Grade 7 This grade is preparing for B’nai Mitzvah and its curriculum is focused on that important milestone. Students continue to learn about the Tannach, basic Jewish concepts and Biblical Jewish history. All the necessary rubrics of the public worship service have been completed. Our students lead a Shabbat morning service early in the school year and prepare the D’Var Torah. In the second half of the year, they move into the study of the Land of Israel: the language, the culture and the history.
Rabbi Beth D. Davidson
Rabbi Beth D. Davidson has been the rabbi of Temple Adath Yeshurun since 2005. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Davidson served congregations in Tennessee and New York before arriving in New Hampshire. Rabbi Davidson enjoys studying with B’nai Mitzvah students, though one day she hopes to graduate from the 7th grade.
Lisa Schechtman, grew up in Far Rockaway New York just a stone’s throw away from the beach. She attended Hebrew Day School for nine years (k-8) learning Torah, Ketubim, Nevi’im, and of course Hebrew. She moved to Manchester over 25 years ago with her husband David to start her family and has two wonderful children, Rachel and Scott who live in Washington DC. Lisa also works for a Medical Billing and Revenue Management Company. Her hobbies include movies, reading, watching PBS, cooking and is starting to become a Mixed Media Art fan. “I love interacting with my students and love it when they reach that moment of true understanding of what it means to be Jewish for them.”