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 Tobey Ferguson
    Sat Jan 7 10:30AM
  • Bar Mitzvah Isaac Bluestein
    Sat Jan 28 10:30AM
  • Bat Mitzvah Isabella Allen
    Sat Apr 1 4:30PM
  • Bat Mitzvah Joely Zappia
    Sat Apr 29 5:30PM
  • Bat Mitzvah Judith Feldman
    Sat  July 1 6PM

Last updated: December 25, 2016 at 21:53 pm