The curriculum of the B’nai Mitzvah program goes beyond the customary skills of Torah/Haftorah reading and prayer chanting. Through family education programs, Shabbat experiences, and mitzvah projects, our program offers your family a chance to feel the rhythm and depth of Jewish life. It is our hope that by taking advantage of the full B’nai Mitzvah program, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah will be a stepping stone to a more meaningful connection to Judaism in your home, and within your community. The goals of the B’nai Mitzvah program include:

  • Bring families together and create a community
  • Embrace Jewish learning as a life-long process
  • Empower parents to be their children’s ‘Jewish teachers’
  • Demonstrate the beauty of Shabbat
  • Involve families in mitzvah projects within our community
  • Teach synagogue skills
  • Reinforce Jewish literacy

All of our B’nai Mitzvah receive their Bar/Bat Mitzvah certificate, along with the following generously-donated gifts:

  • “Text Messages: A Torah Commentary for Teens” provided by Rabbi Steinhardt and Rabbi Englander
  • Etz Hayim Chumash provided by the George Goldstein Chumash Endowment Fund
  • Silver Kiddush Cup provided by BTC Women’s League & Men’s Club
  • One-Year Membership to B’nai Torah BRUSY Youth Group provided by the Finkelstein Family Youth Program
  • One-Year Membership to the JCC provided by The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center