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 this celebration, our students take part in a variety of activities designed to deepen their understanding of Judaism. All bar and bat mitzvah students are required to attend the shul’s b’nai 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 is key to the success of our program and to their child’s entire bar or bat mitzvah experience. We will encourage and nurture the involvement of parents with students.
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We will emphasize the religious and spiritual significance of bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies. We strive to connect each child to Judaism, family, Israel, and the Jewish people.
For more information about bar and bat mitzvah, please contact Rabbi Hillel at firstname.lastname@example.org