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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 email or call Denise Crevin, Director of Education at 916-446-4861.

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. If you are interested in participating in the next B'nai Mitzvah class, please contact Rabbi Alfi's executive assistant, Ryanne Steele at (916) 446-4861.


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