B’nei Mitzvah

All candidates for Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Shir Shalom must be children of Temple members in good standing.  Candidates must regularly attend Religious School.  Behavior and performance at Religious School must meet the guidelines set by the school.

Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah requires a certain level of proficiency in the Hebrew language and familiarity with services.  Participation in regular Shabbat worship at Friday evening, Saturday morning and B’nei Mitzvah services, enables our students to develop a feeling for and an understanding of the service and the obligation of Jewish worship.

It has been a long standing expectation that candidates for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program will have been students in our Religious School, or an equivalent program, for a minimum of three years prior to the year of Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

The congregation also recognizes that becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the beginning of lifelong study as a Jewish adult. We anticipate that all of our B’nei Mitzvah will remain in the Religious School through eighth grade, continuing Jewish Studies through high School and completing Confirmation.

Generally, the B’nei Mitzvah Service is held on Shabbat Morning beginning at 10:30 AM. Friday Evening and Havdalah B’nei Mitzvah Services are also available.  Preparation and additional requirements are necessary; contact the Temple Office to schedule a meeting to learn about the requirements for these options.

Background Informational Links

B’nei Mitzvah Handbook

B’nei Mitzvah Info_Honors Form

B’nei Mitzvah Timeline

Congregation Invited

  • Bar Mitzvah Jack Perri 
    Sat Oct 7 5:30AM
  • Bat Mitzvah Hailey Schef 
    Sat Oct 14 10:30AM
  • Bat Mitzvah Abigail Abramowitz
    Sat Feb 17 4:00PM
  • Bar Mitzvah Noah Lurz
    Sat May 19 10:30PM

Last updated: August 22, 2017 at 18:16 pm