Contact usto inquire how SSJS can support you to create a personalized bar/bat mitzvah for your child.
We do not “train” our students to have a Bat or Bar Mitzvah ceremony… We teach.
We teach the ethical meaning and historical significance of your child’s Torah and Haftarah portion. We teach the meaning of any prayers that your child might learn. We discuss the Hebrew meaning of portions and prayers and welcome your child’s questions, doubts and beliefs. We hope to expand your children’s horizons and have this life cycle event enrich your child’s life as well as your family’s lives. Our families choose how much Hebrew to incorporate into their Bat or Bar Mitzvah services. Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah students may choose to focus more extensively on good deeds (mitzvot) or focus on an interpretation of his or her Torah portion. Some students choose to lead a discussion on their Torah portion in lieu of leading a service or chanting from the Torah.