Bar & Bat Mitzvah

As our students approach their 13th year, their Judaic studies intensify as they prepare to accept their role as Jewish adults in our synagogue community. On their special Shabbat, our Jewish teens have the opportunity to lead our Kabbalat Shabbat and Shacharit Shabbat Services, be called up for an aliyah, chant Torah and Haftarah, and give their impressions of the Torah portion during their D’var Torah. Many B’nai Mitzvah students also participate in a service project of their choosing.

 A boy holds a colorful, covered Torah at his Bar Mitzvah. A second photo shows a girl holding a colorful talis at her Bat Mitzvah.

 Left: a boy carries a coloful, covered Torah at his Bar Mitzvah.
Right: A Bat Mitzvah holds open her talis, designed after
Beth Shalom’s stained glass window, open.