Bar/Bat Mitzvah

As our children progress in their religious education and approach Bar/Bat Mitzvah age, they begin to meet weekly, one-on-one, with their tutor to prepare for the chanting of their Torah and Haftarah portions. One month prior to the date, students meet with the Hazzan to prepare their Bar/Bat Mitzvah speech and to review their participation in the Shaharit service.

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a week-long celebration that starts with Havdalah on the preceding Shabbat, at which the child reads from the Torah and leads the Havdalah service. The week continues with Torah reading at morning Minyan, davening at Friday evening services, and culminates with leading the Shaharit service and chanting from the Torah and Haftarah on Shabbat morning.

Download the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guide