-Harry M. Epstein,The Eternal Light
Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a significant Jewish life cycle event. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah marks an important step in the spiritual growth of a young Jewish person. It indicates that the student has grown in Jewish knowledge and is ready, through further study, to acquire a more mature understanding of Judaism and to assume the responsibilities of Jewish life.
In order to celebrate becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Central Synagogue, four years of Jewish education are required, beginning by the third grade. Dates are assigned during the fourth grade year and our education team and clergy work with each family to make the ceremony special and meaningful.