Central Synagogue members who have not yet gone through the ritual of Bar or Bat Mitzvah are eligible. If you were not given the opportunity as a child, have converted to Judaism, or have a child/grandchild reaching B’nei Mitzvah age, this is a wonderful time to complete this mitzvah.
There are four components:
To be eligible to participate in the spring, 2018 B’nei Mitzvah ceremony, students must have already completed, or be enrolled in at least one of the following courses in the fall of 2017:
Students must attend a class retreat and complete a series of learning sessions comprised of Hebrew and Trope practice, D'var Torah workshops, and liturgy and service preparation. Students may choose either Monday mornings (11:45am-12:45pm) or Tuesday evenings (5:45-6:45pm) – students may not alternate between morning and evening tracks. Classes will begin in October, 2017 (exact dates and times TBD).
Kick-off Retreat: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Dress rehearsals (both Monday and Tuesday classes):
*Hebrew sessions are only required for those who are new to the language.
If community service is not already a regular part of your life, we offer many volunteer opportunities at Central to help you get involved.
The ceremony will be held in the Central Synagogue Sanctuary on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Yes. Each student will read at least one line of Hebrew. The Hebrew lessons and service preparation will prepare you.
Registration will be open on our website in the spring of 2016.
For questions about this program, contact Cantor Julia Cadrain.