B’nai Mitzvah

That critical turning point in Jewish life from childhood to adulthood comes, of course, at age 13. A son or daughter transitions from learning to be responsible to being responsible, able to take part in the obligations of becoming part of the Jewish community. At this juncture of their religious education, they will learn how to read and chant from the Torah and Haftarah, and we will prepare them to assist in leading the congregation in worship. In addition to study, service to the community is encouraged, and we work together with you and your child to determine an appropriate commitment that’s based on their interests and abilities. The aim is to enrich their knowledge of Judaism and embrace its teachings, earning the title, respectively, of Bar or Bat Mitzvah. And, yes, for any adult who wants to commemorate the anniversary of his or her original milestone, or for those who shied away from it when they were 13 but now would like to have the experience, we can make that happen.

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If you are considering helping your child reach this important Jewish milestone, please contact Rabbi Olshein at Rabbi@Temple-Israel.com to discuss this in more detail.