Bar and Bat Mitzvah
The Bar and Bat Mitzvah is a significant milestone in the life of every Jewish child and reflects that child’s growing sense of commitment to Judaism and the Jewish People. It also conveys the Bar or Bat Mitzvah student’s responsibility for achieving the basic elements of Hebrew literacy, synagogue skills, and Judaic knowledge.
Special program of B’nai Mitzvah tutoring is provided for each Bar and Bat Mitzvah student. Rabbi Estes guides students in learning how to write a D’var Torah (sermonette), teaches prayer skills, and helps to develop their mitzvah and tzedakah projects. Augusta Levine tutors each child in learning how to cantillate the Torah and Haftarah with special emphasis upon the child’s own Torah portion. Shelly Evans assists the students in acquiring synagogue rituals skills related to the B’nai Mitzvah ceremony.