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B'nai Mitzvah Information

Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a very special moment in time for our kids, their families and friends and our community. At Temple Shalom, all kids become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah close to their 13th birthday. B’nei Mitzvot (plural of Bar and Bat Mitzvah), occur on Saturday mornings and are open to the Temple Shalom community and invited guests. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah also has a part on the Shabbat evening (Friday night), preceding their ceremony, where the child and their family light Shabbat candles and lead our community in the blessing over wine.

On Saturday, the Bar or Bat Mitzvah, helps lead the congregation in prayer, has their first Aliyah (being called to he Torah), chants Torah and Haftarah, and shares a D’var Torah (speech about their Torah portion) with the congregation.

For more information about the process of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, please look at our B'Nei Mitzvah Guide. If you have any questions, please reach out to our B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator, Andrea Levinsky or Liz Shiro, Director of K-6 Education.

Listen to prayers used in Bar and Bat Mitzvah services.

Mitzvah Projects are sometimes part of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience.

If your child is in 5th, 6th or 7th grade, please join our Facebook group.

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