Framing: ווידוי, admitting or recognizing our negative behaviors, is a significant part of the davening on יום כיפור. Over the 5 tefillot we say ווידוי ten times! What do you think might be the value of naming and verbalizing our negative behaviors?
Ask student to individually reflect on the following questions: (pages will be provided)
1) What behaviors (choose one or two) do you engage that have negative consequences in your life?
2) How does the behavior have an impact beyond the time you are engaged in it? Describe those negative consequences - financial, emotional/affective, relationships,religious/ spiritual, physical?
3) What do you gain by engaging in the behavior? How might they help you fill a void or something you are lacking in your life?
4) What other positive activities or behaviors can I engage in to fill that void?
Once they have completed the individual reflection they should examine the ווידוי of יום כיפור. (English/hebrew copies will be provided) and respond to the following question:
Based on what I’ve learned about myself, which statement in the ווידוי are most important for me to focus on and why?
Chavrusa: If time allows you can pair students and ask them to either share some of what they wrote or reflect on what they learned from the process of this activity.
Group Closure: Bring everyone back together and ask each person to: