Bar Mitzvah (for boys) and Bat Mitzvah (for girls) are among the most popular of American Jewish lifecycle events. The ceremony is usually celebrated at age 13.
Here at Congregation Beth Israel, we strive to ensure that each child and each family will experience the positive power of this ritual by helping prepare each child for success, and helping accommodate each family for this very special milestone. At our congregation, a BarMitzvah or a Bat Mitzvah is not simply a ceremony. Rather it is a process by which our students prepare to participate in the Jewish community as an adult. It is our goal that our Bar and Bat Mitzvah students continue on the path to become Jewish adults and lifelong learners of Judaism.
Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Israel requires commitment and preparation, including attending regular Shabbat services, completing religious school curriculum, meeting attendance expectations, learning Torah and Haftorah portions, and teaching the portions to the community at the Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Adults are also welcome to prepare for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. They can will work with our clergy separately or in small groups.
Our social halls are available for rental for celebration parties.
Listen to Melodies for Bar and Bat Mitzvah students.
Here is our current B’Nai Mitzvah Program Manual: