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B'nai Mitzvah Training

The B'nai Mitzvah is one of many high points in a Jewish child's life, the marking of a most significant milestone. At Temple Sinai, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a family experience from the first steps of receiving the date to sharing the bima together as a family on the day of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Our program includes training and teaching with Rabbi Jay TelRav, Scott Newman, and Cantor Micah Morgovsky. In addition to their Religious School and Hebrew School studies, every student receives individual lessons beginning approximately six months prior to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah date. Each student does a Mitzvah project and prepares a D'var Torah for the day of the celebration. In addition, families are expected to participate in family education programming during the 7th grade year, and 7th grade students go on a retreat to Camp Eisner in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in September. It is the hope of Temple Sinai that a positive and relaxed program has been created which emphasizes the meaning of family and the meaning of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah itself.


Click here for the B'nai Mitzvah Handbook.