We are thrilled to offer a safe and loving place ONLINE for Jewish girls to learn and grow in a Live Classroom with Girls from around the world.

Here are some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’:

Q. When do Online Classes take place?

BEYOND BAT MITZVAH & MIRROR REFLECTIONS Online Classes begin on Wed. Sept. 9, 2015.

MIRROR REFLECTIONS for High School girls will split into two groups with High School girls on Weekly on Thursdays starting Nov. 5, 2015.

Q. How do I Enter the Classroom? 

A link and password will be emailed to all registered and paid girls before the class. 

Q. Who is the Beyond Bat Mitzvah Class for and who Is Mirror Reflections for?

The weekly BAT MITZVAH & BEYOND Class takes place on Wednesday at 8 PM EST for ALL GIRLS who are approaching Bat Mitzvah and for post Bat Mitzvah too {Ages 9-18). We believe that becoming Bat Mitzvah is a life long endeavor. Get to meet other girls who are preparing for Bat Mitzvah and get support from girls who already celebrated!

On November 5, we will Please G-d, launch a NEW weekly class called **MIRROR REFLECTIONS** on Thursday nights at 8 PM EST. This class is exclusively for High School girls. Beyond Bat Mitzvah High School students will switch to the Thursday night class in November. We will start off together as one class and get inspiration for the New Year!

Q. Can I sign up for both classes if I am in High School?

Yes! Girls are welcome to sign up for both classes if they wish. More classes means more Fun and Inspiration!

Q. Who will be Teaching the Classes?

Classes will be Led by Mrs. Nechama Laber, Founder & Director of JGR & JGU
and Coach Susan Axelrod will be co-teaching the Mirror Reflections Teen class.

Q. What Topics will you Cover in the BEYOND BAT MITZVAH Online Class?

After a wonderful year of online classes (B”H), we are back to unlock greater treasures! Last year, we explored the women from Sarah to the righteous Women in the Desert and we will move on to delve into the lives of Women in the Neviim (Prophets) beginning with Chana, the mother of Samuel, {whose prayers were answered on Rosh Hashanah} and Holiday inspiration.

Each week, we will unlock a treasure entrusted to Jewish women and girls and explore contemporary issues relevant to their daily lives. Through a combination of games, text study, lively discussion, class chats, polls, multi media and songs, we will apply the lessons to our role as women in modern times.

Q. What are Girls saying about the Classes from our Feedback Form?

“I love the fact that I get to learn with other girls from different places and backgrounds.”
“I love learning about different generations of women.”
“I love learning cool stories and how to incorporate Jewish values into every day life.” “I like chatting with friends and learning interesting things.”
“The classes are comforting and inspiring!”
“The classes give me tools to stay calm and happy.”

“Every week, I look forward to taking part in the Bat Mitzvah and Beyond class. It offers a unique opportunity for self reflection and a chance to connect with Jewish women and girls worldwide. As I do not live in a Jewish area, I often feel misunderstood. So, I feel so fortunate to have found JGU!”

Sara Dennis, CA

Q. Can I Share this Information with Friends and Girls I know?

YES! They will thank YOU!!

Our underlying philosophy is that “a rising tide lifts all ships”. This philosophy is built into the DNA of JGU. In fact, JGU grew out of the partnership of Jewish Girls Retreat and YALDAH magazine. We know that our girls benefit from multiple influences in various ways. They multi-task and have energy and excitement about many different things. Our impact is an online community, educating, inspiring and motivating girls to take action now about things they care about–which may be your organization! Strategically and specifically we have seen every person and organization that has joined with us grow themselves!