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B'nai Mitzvah

Mazal Tov on your Bar or Bat Mitzvah!

To be called to the Torah as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah (meaning “son/daughter of the commandment”)
marks a significant milestone in the journey from childhood to maturity for Jewish boys and girls.

At Beth Torah, we strive to ensure that each child and his/her family will experience the spiritual
power of this ceremony in a positive, meaningful way. For more information about B’nai Mitzvah
at Beth Torah, please contact Cantor Ben Silverberg, our B’nai Mitzvah Concierge.

To get started, complete the intake form below and our staff will respond with next steps.

B'nai Mitzvah Intake Form

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Family Information

(e.g. Mike instead of Michael)


Vision


Types of Services

The following are the Bar and Bat Mitzvah services that we offer. Please choose the ones that you feel would be most meaningful to you and your child.

 

  • Child reads from the Torah and chants a Haftorah
  • A good command of Hebrew is suggested
  • Child will be singing in front of invited guests and regular Congregants
  • Service is approximately 3 hours followed by a lunch with your invited guests

 

  • Child reads from the Torah
  • Only invited guests attend
  • One hour and fifteen minute service
  • Service ends with Havdalah
  • Service followed by cocktails followed by dinner / dance party

 

  • Child reads from the Torah (Shema)
  • Service is 1 hour and has music / melodies
  • Service is followed by dinner (no music as it is Shabbat)
  • Service may be before the dinner when Shabbat begins late

 

  • Child reads from the Torah - the portion for the New Moon
  • Invited guests attend
  • Service is 1 hour
  • Service is followed by breakfast or brunch

 

  • Child reads from the Torah (Shema)
  • Invited guests attend
  • Service is 1 hour
  • Service is followed by breakfast or brunch

*Due to variations in the Jewish calendar, there are very few available.

 

  • Child reads from the Torah – 1/7th of that week’s Shabbat Torah portion
  • Invited guests attend
  • Service is 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Service is followed by breakfast or brunch

 

  • For any service other than Shabbat morning
  • The child tells the Rabbi and Cantor what values are important to him/her
  • The Rabbi chooses specific verses from the Torah that align with the child’s values (e.g. caring for animals, feeding the hungry, seeking peace)
  • The child reads those verses from the Torah
  • Service lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour

Additional Information

 

Sat, 21 September 2019 21 Elul 5779