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bar & bat mitzvah

Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is an important step in the spiritual growth of a young Jewish person. The words, “Bar” or “Bat” Mitzvah mean - son or daughter of the Commandment. Our hope is that in learning Jewish prayers, customs, history and teachings, our children will come to affirm Jewish values as a source of guidance and ennoblement in their lives.

Many people think that Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the culmination of a child’s Jewish Education. This could not be further from the truth! The focus and goal of the educational program at Temple Sinai is not to prepare a child to have the ability to ‘perform’ on one day, but to be literate, educated Jewish adults. This journey begins with Consecration, continues through Bar/Bat Mitzvah to Confirmation, and beyond. This progression is our obligation, as the Jewish community is commanded to engage in a lifetime of learning. This process should be meaningful and personal. We want to highlight each child's talents and passions; we want him/her to be able to express him/herself and connect the way they learn best with how they engage in his/her Torah portion.

Our B'nai Mitzvah Program Handbook defines the program and outlines the expectations for students and families during each step of the process. If each of us does our part together, we will succeed. 

Mazel Tov!

 

Wed, June 3 2020 11 Sivan 5780