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Youth B. Mitzvah - Congregation Sherith Israel

B. Mitzvah

Bar and Bat Mitzvah—A Passage to Jewish Adulthood 

We celebrate our youth coming of age as young Jews at 13 or later when that’s best for them.


Students start preparing for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 2nd grade by learning Hebrew and parts of the liturgy. This process accelerates in 5th grade when dates are assigned for the student's ceremony (which takes places during their 7th grade year). Students start to work with the clergy, depending on their level of facility with Hebrew, in the year before their ceremony. During this time the student will also begin crafting their drash (sermon) under the guidance of our rabbis. 


B'nai Mitzvah Family Shabbaton

Sixth graders and their families spend a full Shabbat together with our rabbis and educator at a beautiful retreat center outside of the city, from Friday dinner through Havdallah on Saturday evening.


Upcoming B. Mitzvah Ceremonies

Saturdays, 10:30 am

Mazel Tov to our B. Mitzvah students! Services are held in person and open to the community. Also streams on YouTube.

Sept. 7: Mia Denmark
Nov. 2: Clara Kelly
Nov. 23: Lily Keston
Feb. 1, 2025: Xander Bourke & Dylan Kurtowicz
Feb. 22: Apollo Dillman
June 14: Avi Saino-Ratner

Tue, June 25 2024 19 Sivan 5784