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Bar and Bat Mitzvah at Beth Sholom

Having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Beth Sholom? Be sure to fill out the informational form 12-18 months in advance so we can set up an initial meeting with our clergy. Please email with any questions you may have. May Hashem grant your family many years of naches, blessings, and health. We look forward to coming together as as a community to celebrate this important transformational moment. Check out full handbook here

Have questions about our facilities or reserving a date for your simcha? Please email our events manager, Stevie Friedman, at 

The journey to B'nai Mitzvah at Beth Sholom

  • One Year Group Meeting with clergy to develop learning plan
  • Ongoing meetings with Tutor (including required presence at shul, either in main minyan or teen minyan)
  • Four Month Meeting with Spiritual Leadership
  • Preparation for Writing the D’var Torah (1-3 Sessions)
  • Final Family Meeting with the Spiritual Leadership within a month of the Ceremony
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Schmooze with Rabbi Antine the week 

Year of B'nai Mitzvah Cohort 

We are thrilled to run a year-long course of study for all of the boys and girls & their parents with our clergy. A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is just a beginning to a vibrant Jewish life, so regardless of whether or not you turn 12 (girls!) or 13(boys!) at the beginning or the end of the year, we encourage your child to join us for the full set of sessions. Sessions will run from early September to Chanukah. At the beginning of the year, the kids will work on a communal mosaic and the endwill culminate in a Chanukah siyyum. Please contact to enroll your child in the program. 

Thu, December 12 2019 14 Kislev 5780