We take special pride in our Bar and Bat Mitzvah students. Each one is able to lead the congregation in prayer, read from the Torah and recite a Haftarah with confidence and an impressive level of expertise. A big part of their accomplishment may be traced directly to a Religious School that is second to none in our area, but we also know that the support our parents give their children is key to their child's success on the big day. For six months prior to the Bar/t Mitzvah, our tutors work with the kids one-on-one, once-a-week, making sure that they are secure in their knowledge. Each child is different and so our expectation of each child is tailored to his or her abilities. We want each child to have their own time on the bimah so we rarely double up. Shabbat morning and afternoon dates, as well as Sunday Rosh Hodesh dates, are available to all children who have completed our Religious School program or an equivalent program. Since our synagogue is egalitarian, the Bat Mitzvah preparation is almost the same as the Bar Mitzvah preparation. The girls are not expected to wear tallit or tefillin, but may choose to do so and we'll be encouraged to do so if they are so inclined.
For current students...
For more information, take a look at the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Guide which goes into far greater detail about this special day in your and your child's life. We'd love to celebrate with you.