B’nai Mitzvah Training
At Beth Israel Congregation, becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is much more than an “event.” We at Beth Israel want it to be:
A positive Jewish experience for your entire family.
A successful experience. An introduction to Torah that will impact your life as a Jew and as a teenager on the bridge between childhood and adulthood.
A chance for you to explore the meaning of mitzvah in ritual and deed and take on new mitzvot as you enter your teen years.
To sum it all up, the Beth Israel bar/bat mitzvah experience is intended to be a window into the sacred; a training not only in how to make a Jewish blessing, but how to be a Jewish blessing. For the student, it is a chance to mature spiritually. Being called to the Torah publicly is a privilege and an opportunity to establish a closer connection to God, Torah, and the Jewish people. For the family, a bar/bat mitzvah is the epitome of a shehecheyanu moment: a growing experience for parent and child alike.