The Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience marks the transition from childhood to responsible adulthood. Judaism, both in belief and deed, is guided by mitzvot, those lessons of the ages that give structure, meaning, and purpose to our lives. This important chapter involves dedication from the Bar/Bat Mitzvah student and has the capacity to enlighten the whole family. Beyond the act of preparing for a Shabbat morning service, it is a learning process which students experience over a number of years, and is the culmination of Congregation B’nai Israel’s TAG 13 program.

At Congregation B’nai Israel’s Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism, we provide many ways for the whole family to appreciate the true spirit of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. There are mitzvot to perform, experiences to share, and a whole synagogue to witness the important day. The finale is usually a great celebration honoring the momentous occasion.

For more information, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Kim Beame or our Programming Coordinator, Minda Shaiman.