Confirmation Grade

45th Council
November 1959
Miami Beach, FL

Whereas, under the guidance of the Commission on Jewish Education, many congregations have increased the level of their grade of Confirmation to at least the tenth grade (public school equivalent) and have benefited thereby in being able to present the message of Judaism to young people more fully able to comprehend it, as well as with the background of an additional year of Jewish study.

Be it therefore resolved, that the Union of American Hebrew Congregations commends these congregations and their rabbis for their efforts to increase the scope and significance of their religious school programs, and that it calls upon all congregations to adopt this standard for their religious education programs.