The focus of the Confirmation year is to help students rediscover Jewish issues on a sophisticated level so that they can begin to decide for themselves the role Judaism will play in their lives. The first semester is entitled “Taking the Commandments off the Tablets.” The class works through the Ten Commandments considering issues such as: What does it mean to be commanded? Can inner beliefs be commanded? and How are these commandments relevant to me? Second semester is called “Where do I stand with God?” Students explore different Jewish beliefs about God in order to help them form their own image of God. The ceremony of Confirmation takes place on Erev Shavuot. Students prepare personal statements and lead the service.