“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 afternoons. 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.
B'nei Mitzvah Service — Practice Audio Files
These songs and prayers can be played directly from this site. To hear them and to see the written text of the prayers and to learn about their meaning, click on the title for more information.
Adult B'nai Mitzvah
Temple Judea offers classes specifically geared to adults who did not become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at 13. 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.
We look forward to learning together.