The rite of passage (Bar and Bat Mitzvah) for coming of age in the Jewish tradition marks a significant step toward Jewish responsibility for fulfilling Mitzvot and continuing on the journey to lifelong Jewish learning. Accordingly, the Bar and Bat Mitzvah is not an end but a part of the means for creating strong, meaningful and powerful commitment to Jewish Peoplehood. Congregation Beth Israel provides a very thorough program for our B’nei Mitzvah students. By participation in our Religious School program, training and tutoring, Jr. BITY, regular attendance at Shabbat Services and becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah on our bima, we feel confident that all our students will be well on their way to a life of Jewish commitment and learning.
To help your child make the most of this special time, to deepen their commitment to Judaism and to give them a greater awareness and knowledge about their heritage and Jewish identity, please explore the B’nei Mitzvah Honors Program.