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BAR AND BAT MITZVAH
What is the appropriate attire to wear to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? Please dress modestly and a notch or two above casual. We ask that all men wear a kippah or yarmulkeh, and we ask that all Jewish men wear a tallit or prayer shawl. We encourage women to wear tallit as well. We offer women head coverings during services, though it is optional. All women who ascend the bimah must wear a head covering.
What time do the Shabbat afternoon / Havdalah B'nei Mitzvah services begin? These services begin approximately 15 minutes prior to the candle lighting of that Shabbat.
Are you a super religious community? We are a community that is welcoming to all Jewish people, and their families, no matter where they are in their Jewish journey in life. Our community and clergy pass no judgment on others but want all who join to feel comfortable in a loving and safe Jewish environment.
Is an interfaith family welcomed in Midway Jewish Center? Interfaith families are absolutely welcomed to Midway. We have interfaith families who belong as they have found a spiritual home at Midway.
What will my child learn in your Religious School? Our curriculum is designed to expose children to the Bible, prayers, customs and ceremonies, and raise their Hebrew proficiency level so that they can both read and understand rudimentary Hebrew.
Do we have to be congregants for our children to attend Religious school? If your child is in kindergarten or first grade you do not have to be a member of Midway. Once your child reaches second grade you must sign membership forms and join Midway Jewish Center.
We are having a Kiddush on Shabbat morning. Why must everything be brought into the synagogue on Friday? Shabbat begins on Friday at sundown and ends Saturday with the appearance of three stars in the sky. We do not carry anything into or out of the synagogue during Shabbat. You may pick up any items that you leave behind at the conclusion of Shabbat.
If we decide to have a Kiddush at Midway why must we use only caterers listed on the catering panel? All the caterers on our panel have been thoroughly checked for their kashrut. We may only bring kosher food into the synagogue and Midway keeps a strict tab on which caterers receive approval.