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Bar, Bat and Kabbalat Mitzvah

Being called to the Torah as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is an important milestone as our children immerse themselves in Jewish learning and formally recognize their commitment to a Jewish life. This cherished ritual is a time for the entire community to come together and to plant the roots upon which a child can grow into living a Jewish life.

The b’nai mitzvah program is designed to help children understand what Judaism means to them personally and as a member of the Jewish community and of society. Through the program, they study Torah, prayer, Jewish identity, and spirituality.

In addition to preparing children for b’nai mitzvah, Tifereth Israel creates a structure for those who are studying for bar and bat mitzvah to come together, including a weekend retreat. Preparation also includes special projects to heighten their awareness of the people and events happening in the community and the world.

Note: Some of our children have favored the term “Kabbalat Mitzvah” as a non-gendered term for this milestone, and we have supported them in this innovation.

B’nai Mitzvah Handbook For Families
Upcoming and Recent B'nai Mitzvah at Tifereth Israel

Sun, June 4 2023 15 Sivan 5783