Bar & Bat Mitzvah
Welcome to the next step in your family’s Jewish journey. We are excited to guide you into deeper engagement with the Jewish tradition, people, and faith as your child studies to become Bar, Bat, or B’nei Mitzvah. In preparation for your family’s ceremony, we have designed a process to make this rite of passage even more meaningful for our students and families. Along this path you will have opportunities for one-to-one meetings with our clergy, and joint learning sessions with other B’nei Mitzvah families.
Ceremony Times and Locations
The differences between morning and afternoon or evening services at Emanu-El:
Leading Up to the Ceremony
The clergy team provides a series of check-in points leading up to your family’s ceremony in order to continue to enrich the process with meaning, create community around this moment in your family’s lifecycle, and to provide ongoing support towards your child’s special moment.
Important Documents For Your Child’s Process
Temple Emanu-El offers in-house group tutoring in-person only. This tutoring program begins immediately after Seminar 1. Students attend 60 minutes of group tutoring once a week for 9 months.
This program will then culminate in three months of one-to-one 20-minute check-in meetings with our cantors.
Membership dues and all fees, including Religious School tuition, must be paid in full three months prior to the B’nei Mitzvah date.
Planning Logistics For Your Day
We continue to develop our new processes towards post-COVID ceremonies and celebrations. If you have any particular questions regarding security, photography, flowers, or receptions, please contact Events.
A comprehensive list of important details in planning your child’s bar/bat mitzvah.