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Do you have a boy or girl coming of age? Mazal Tov! The Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony celebrates the beginning of Jewish adulthood within the Jewish community.
Our unique Pre-B’nei Mitzvah program is a family learning experience that helps your child and your family feel part of a Jewish community that reflects your values and approach to Judaism. Our Pre-B’nei Mitzvah Program focuses on synagogue skills, community awareness and involvement, tikkun olam (social justice), and gemilut hasidim (acts of kindness).
Boys and girls alike celebrate their becoming bar and bat mitzvah by leading parts of the Shabbat morning service, chanting Torah and haftarah and the accompanying blessings, and giving a talk on their Torah portion and their bar/bat mitzvah projects. Responsibilities are tailored to the individual child’s abilities. The bar/bat mitzvah family welcomes their guests and the congregation to a modest Kiddush reception following the service. The Kiddush must be in keeping with our Kashrut Guidelines, whether through an approved caterer or prepared by the family in our kitchen. The Dorshei Emet office will help you plan your simcha from start to finish. Although we encourage every family to consider a Shabbat morning ceremony, weekday options are available.