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B'nai Mitzvah

When a child moves from childhood to young adulthood, we celebrate and affirm that covenantal connection first made when the boy/girl was born. This is why a child who enters young adulthood is called either a “Bar or Bat Mitzvah” – one who is a “son/daughter of deeds that are holy.” It is a joyful time that is celebrated both in the sanctuary and beyond.

At Temple Israel we love working with all of our B’nai Mitzvah children and their families. Our children work with all of our rabbis, their tutors, and their teachers to prepare for a truly special day. All of us share in a wonderful partnership – working together to ensure two things: First, that the entire Bar/Bat Mitzvah journey (from the time when a date is selected up to the day of the service/celebration itself) is as meaningful as possible. And second, that this moment of Jewish affirmation/celebration is indelibly linked to a lifelong love for being Jewish. For an updated copy of the B'nai Mitzvah Handbook, you may download a copy here. Questions? Please email Ariel DiDonato.

Wed, July 24 2019 21 Tammuz 5779