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B'nei Mitzvah Program


Becoming Bar/Bat/B'nei Mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El


The FIVE PILLARS of the program:

  • “Give Torah a Chants”
    Class in grade 6, where you will learn Torah service blessings, how to read the cantillation notes, and how to chant Torah and Haftarah text. LEARN MORE
  • Beit Midrash Workshop 
    Grade 7 class (part of Sunday mornings) where you will explore with your peers Jewish topics and issue that are relevant to YOU. LEARN MORE
  • B’nei Mitzvah Workshop
    Grade 7 class (part of Sunday mornings, with extra support mid week as needed) where you will engage in group and 1:1 study of your specific Torah and Haftarah portion – and with Rabbi Landsberg’s support, work on your personal D’var Torah which you will present the morning of your bar/bat Mitzvah service. LEARN MORE
  • Tikkun Olam
    Grade 7 class project (mostly part of Sunday mornings) which is your ongoing opportunity to participate in community service and social justice projects such as feeding and helping the homeless in our city, or working with people with cognitive disabilities. LEARN MORE
  • Service Attendance
    Attending a minimum of six (6) Shabbat morning Services with a parent. LEARN MORE

Sun, June 23 2024 17 Sivan 5784