The confirmation class of Temple Emanu-El affirmed its commitment to Judaism in a special Shabbat service June 10, according to a release from Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman.
Bradenton residents Jeremy Caldwell, Eliza Lipton, and Abigail Zion along with classmates Moses Glickman, Max Kunkel and Josh Yunis joined Glickman on the pulpit to lead prayers, offer sermonettes and chant the 10 Commandments from the Torah scroll. They also symbolically accepted the Torah and promised to lead a life based on Jewish ethics and tradition.
At the conclusion of the Confirmation service, each confirmand received a shofar — a ram’s horn sounded during the Jewish High Holy Days — as a gift from the Temple.
Temple Emanu-El President Toby Halpern and director of education Sabrina Silverberg also attended the service.
Herald staff report