Crafting a Personal Theology: A Post-Confirmation Exploration of Jewish Thought


Young adulthood is a time to ask important questions like "is there a God?" and "What is God like?" Or even "How does science fit into religion?" and "Can Judaism be feminist or LGBTQ+-affirming?" This curriculum explores alternative Jewish theologies that interpret Jewish text and tradition in non-traditional ways. Students study beyond supernaturalism, post-Holocaust, feminist, and queer/trans theologies to explore various answers to these questions. The course ends with students crafting and presenting their own personal theology. 

This curriculum guide was created by Rabbi Ariel Tovlev, 2021 HUC-JIR School of Education graduate. It was designed for high schoolers in a religious school or youth group setting.



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