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Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is one of the single most important events in the lives of both Jewish children and their parents. The family and the entire Temple Emanu-El community take pride in this important milestone which binds a child to Jewish tradition. By becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, the young adult joins the fellowship of Jews who study Torah and perform mitzvot.

At Temple Emanu-El, Bar/Bat Mitzvah is looked upon as a life-cycle event which is celebrated within the framework and context of the congregation's regular service on Shabbat morning, Shabbat afternoon, or weekday morning. The family celebrates its simhah as an integral part of the larger Temple community.

Our Rabbi, our Cantor, all of our other staff, and the whole community look forward to sharing the process of becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah with our young people and their families! For more information regarding our Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, please contact Cantor Brian Mayer.

Please note, there is a $540 fee for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation for each student.  If you would like, we can bill you over the course of two years for this fee.   

Below you will find a resource to help you plan your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration:

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Handbook
2023 Kiddush Contract
Thu, May 23 2024 15 Iyyar 5784