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Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Training to become B'nai (Bar or Bat) Mitzvah is part of our religious school program. The process accelerates in sixth or seventh grade in a year-long course of study with our cantor and rabbi. This preparation is celebrated when the B'nai Mitzvah reads Torah and offers a sermon before our congregation during our Shabbat morning service. For more information, please contact Rabbi Galit Cohen-Kedem, Visiting Rabbi Educator and Head of Religious School.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Some Jewish adults did not have the opportunity to celebrate becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah with a service at the age of thirteen. To address this need, our clergy leads a small group of adults in an 18-month study of Jewish history and tradition, theology, Hebrew, studying the Torah portion, Torah reading or chanting, haftarah reading or chanting, and the skills needed to conduct a Shabbat service. The class culminates in the participants' conducting a Shabbat morning service.

Unfortunately a new Adult B'nai Mitzvah class will not be arranged until it is safe to meet together in person. Please read this letter from Cantor Julie Steinberg to learn more. 


Thu, May 19 2022 18 Iyar 5782