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B’nei Mitzvah


Mazal tov on your upcoming celebration! With the Bar or Bat Mitzvah on the horizon, you are entering into an incredibly exciting period of Jewish engagement. All of us at Kol Shofar wish to help make the process and ceremony a meaningful and memorable experience for you, your family, and the congregation.

You can expect an enriching, smooth, and memorable experience at Kol Shofar. We seek to create an environment wherein everyone in the family is a part of the process, comfortably involved in learning and understanding this spiritual time of transition. We have created a series of learning opportunities for family members from the 5th through the 7th grades, designed to broaden and deepen our connection to our tradition and community. Of course, we encourage your family to attend Shabbat services, which provide everyone with a sense of comfort and familiarity with the service before the day of the celebration.

Our B’nei Mitzvah students will become deeply familiar with some of our tradition's most central Shabbat prayers; learn to chant Torah; study the meaning of their Torah portion and examine its relevance to their own lives, and write and present their own D’rash (speech). We hope that throughout this process, our students will also learn about themselves, their interests and passions, and their connection to Judaism.

Skills training will be one-on-one, individualized, and tailored to meet the needs of each student with our team of expert tutors. Our clergy are here for you every step of the way to guide our students and their parents through this beautiful journey.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time. We are looking forward to celebrating with you and your family. Mazal Tov!

Kol Shofar offers a robust B’nei Mitzvah program for children and their families. We are honored to guide you on this profound lifecycle journey. Our B’nei Mitzvah Handbook contains a detailed timeline of events and explanations for each part of the process, which will help to ensure success on this important occasion.

For questions about B'nei Mitzvah, contact:

Cantor Naomi Weiss
nweiss@kolshofar.org 

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783