I decided the B’nei Mitzvah program needed a name other than “B’nei Mitzvah Program.” 😉 I wanted it to be something simple but meaningful, and after much thought I have decided on “Crossroads.”
As a child transitioning into young adulthood, you are at a crossroads – you are making big decisions about who you are and who you want to be, what your priorities will be, and what your relationship with God looks like.
This word also reminds me of one of my favorite verses, Jeremiah 6:16: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”
This verse reminds me of our journey in Messianic Judaism. We are choosing to value those ancient paths, those good and timeless ways that HaShem laid out for us thousands of years ago in the Torah.
My prayer for the Crossroads program is that it will draw young people closer to HaShem, strengthen their faith and resolve, and help them understand what they believe in a deeper and stronger way. There are so many worldviews vying for our young people’s attention, and we want to give them the tools they need to stand firm in their faith.