Grade 10: CONFIRMATION. Grade 10 students begin the year by exploring Jewish New York and discussing what it means to be American and Jewish in the 21st century. The class, taught by the Associate Rabbi, considers how we approach modern ethical dilemmas from a Reform Jewish perspective. Students explore the decision-making process by studying ancient text and modern commentary. The Pirke Avot (Ethics of our Fathers) that teaches “know where you come from, know where you are going” is a major theme of the year as students prepare to “confirm” their Jewish identity in the spring.