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Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

To be called to the Torah as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah marks a significant milestone in the journey from childhood to maturity for Jewish youth. At Beth Jacob, we strive to ensure that each child and their family will experience the spiritual power of this ceremony in a positive, meaningful way. In preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah our students take part in a variety of activities designed to deepen their understanding of Judaism. All bar/bat mitzvah students are required to attend the shul’s bnai mitzvah program during the year prior to their simcha. Rabbi Hillel leads this dynamic program, designed to provide opportunities to learn, have interesting discussions, and develop a shul chevra.

Parental Involvement

Parental involvement is key to the success of our program and to the entire Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience. We will encourage and nurture the involvement of parents with students.

Please click here for a copy of our current Bar/Bat Mitzvah policies. We are available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Adding God to the Guest List

We will emphasize the religious and spiritual significance of Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We will connect the child to Judaism, family, Israel, and the Jewish people.

For more information about Bar/Bat Mitzvah, please contact Rabbi Hillel at r.hillel@bethjacobsynagogue.ca or at 905-522-1351, ext 12.