Welcome to the next step in your family’s Jewish journey.
We are excited to guide you into deeper engagement with the Jewish tradition, people, and faith as your child studies to become Bar, Bat, or B’nai Mitzvah.
B’nai Mitzvah students are moving from childhood to adulthood, from learning to be responsible to being responsible. As a child of the commandments, they commit themselves to be proud members of our ancient people.
The words B’nai Mitzvah mean “one who is responsible for religious obligations (mitzvot).” Hence, Jewish adulthood is attained by accepting the responsibilities and obligations of living as a Jew. We know that preparing for B’nai Mitzvah can be an intense and emotional time for families. Please know that we are here to help!
Dates for the ceremony are assigned approximately three years before the child’s thirteenth birthday. A meeting is held based on your child’s year of birth to help orient parents. Additionally, our rabbis and cantor are always available to answer questions.
B’nai Mitzvah Timeline
3 Years: Schedule B’nai Mitzvah date
1 Year: Attend 6th Grade B’nai Workshop and receive Torah portion
8-9 Months: Tutoring Assignments from Cantor
4 Months: Receive rabbinic assignment and rehearsal schedule
2.5 Weeks: Rehearsals begin
Schedule A B’nai Mitzvah
If your child was born in 2009, 2010 or 2011 and does not yet have a B’nai Mitzvah date, please reach out to Joanna Cullinan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-455-1694.