When I myself had the opportunity to be confirmed by my synagogue on Shavuot, admittedly, after the first class I decided to drop out.  Like other teens, I was faced with so many choices, not the least of which was a lucrative lifeguarding shift that opened at the same time (for a teenager, $6.25 an hour!). I made the choice to take money over studying with the rabbi. Somewhat irreverently, I told my...