B’nai Mitzvah

We welcome our b’nai mitzvah into the community during Saturday Shabbat services. The entire community celebrates with the b’nai mitzvah families, along with invited guests.

To be a Jewish adult is to take Jewish learning and Jewish community involvement seriously. The road to Jewish adulthood begins with becoming a bar/bat mitzvah and continues for life. At Temple Micah we believe that by 7th grade our students have reached a level of maturity that enables them to take responsibility for the beginning of their own Jewish learning.  As such, 7th graders at Temple Micah design their own program of study to accompany a mandatory weekly Tuesday skills class and Skype Hebrew lesson.

The possibilities for the self-designed program of study are numerous. During the academic year, students can engage in a wide variety of educational experiences to be decided on in consultation with a rabbi and family. An advisor will work closely with students and families to oversee the program of study and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

In addition to the self-designed program of study, 7th graders are highly encouraged to attend Shabbat worship at Temple Micah on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. Regular attendance at Shabbat and other holiday worship is considered a major component of the 7th grade year. For more information about the B’nai Mitzvah program, contact Rabbi Josh Beraha.

 

Resources:

Temple Micah B’nai Mitzvah Resources

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