(We Call it B-Mitzvah and Take the Gender Label Out)
At Cool Shul, we don't believe in simple rote learning of prayers, or that every service should be the same. Our students study with our community leader, Diane Rose, from the beginning. Students can choose from either a cultural or spiritual process. They have the opportunity to explore a Jewish cultural subject of their choice or create a more traditional Shabbat service. Our services are musical and personalized, narrated by the incredible thoughts of our students, and they can be traditional services or wildly creative depending on the desires of the students and families (ask about the famous lego movie sermon!). Students are encouraged to choose from various melodies and versions of prayers, including Humanist poetry, or create their own liturgy! For interfaith families, we equally honor the members of the family who are not Jewish, and they are invited to participate fully. Our students study with Rabbi/Cantor Diane and Irina Gorovaia weekly for one year prior to a mutually chosen B-Mitzvah date and location. All study sessions can take place either at our offices in Santa Monica or online.
We also strongly encourage students to join our Pre-B-Mitzvah class for a sense of community and for the joined experience of learning with others taking on this incredible process.
$5100 (non-partner)/$4000 (partner price)
To learn about our partnership program, click here.