“Engage and Inspire”
“It is incumbent upon all of us - children and adults alike - to mark our significant and not-so-significant moments in life by connecting to each other and to our rich Jewish heritage, practices and traditions.”
Temple Judea’s Bar/ Bat Mitzvah program is designed to provide each child with the opportunity to discover his/her own engagement with Torah, tradition, and the privilege for the student to teach the congregation what s/he has learned.
Service options for Bar/Bat Mitzvah:
Saturday morning Bar/Bat Mitzvah at 10:00 a.m.
Havdalah Bar/Bat Mitzvah: We offer Havdalah Bar/Bat Mitzvah services at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday evenings. Havdalah is a beautiful ritual marking the conclusion of Shabbat which includes wine, spices, and a braided candle. It is a beautiful transition from Shabbat to the rest of the week.
Thursday morning Minyan at 9:30 a.m. Some students/families prefer a smaller, simpler, and shorter Bar/Bat Mitzvah. In these cases, the student is invited to read Torah during Minyan as part of the on-going temple service.
Adult B'nai Mitzvah
Temple Judea offers classes specifically geared to adults who did not become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at 13. Classes meet bi-weekly and are taught by Cantor Alicia Stillman. The class celebrates as a group after 2 years of study.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah dates are typically assigned in fourth grade and preparation begins on Wednesday afternoons when our 5th and 6th grade students participate in B'nai Mitzvah training including Hebrew tutoring and trope and Pirkei Avot classes.
CLICK HERE for a copy of Temple Judea’s B’nai Mitzvah Handbook.
CLICK HERE to listen to the prayers and blessings that you will hear and sing during Shabbat services and throughout your Jewish life.
We look forward to learning together.