A child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah represents the beginning of a journey into Jewish adulthood. In the eyes of Jewish tradition and practice, Bat/Bar Mitzvah is a biological fact. At the age of 12 for girls and 13 for boys, an individual takes on the obligation of mitzvot, a new level of commitment to the community, and a new status. At Beth Am Israel our community shares in this meaningful experience; a young teen’s first aliyah to the Torah is a great simcha (happy occasion) for that individual, for the family, and for our entire community.
Our bar/bat mitzvah handbook is designed as a resource for families preparing for a simcha. Please contact the office with any questions. Mazal tov to all of our bar/bat mitzvah students and families!