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The Or Atid Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience

Nothing is more important to the life of a congregation than the joyous rites of passage that touch the lives of our families and community.  It is the Bar/Bat Mitzvah who brings our community together - leading us in prayer, chanting from the Torah, and speaking of meaningful experiences as they assume their new role as a young Jewish adult.  

When you attend an Or Atid Bar/Bat Mitzvah you'll see what truly sets us apart.  Our students have full command of the service, demonstrate their advanced Hebrew skills when reading from the Torah, and show true insight and knowledge at this special occasion. 

Uniquely personal with one child leading the service

We are committed to working closely with each student so that on their Bar/Bat Mitzvah day they feel comfortable and confident in leading the service.  Students learn trope for chanting the Torah and Haftarah and review all aspects of the service with Rabbi Finkelstein. The Rabbi also works with the B'nai Mitzvah in writing a D'var Torah, a commentary on their Torah portion, which provides an important first experience in serious text study.

Community service project

In the spirit of our congregation’s commitment to community service, each Bar/Bat Mitzvah candidate is encouraged to complete a special service project. This project is put together by the candidate with assistance from our Rabbi.

Let us be your guide

Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah for your child is a joyous time but can also seem overwhelming.  We provide a complete step by step guide for organizing this happy occasion with all the resources you'll need to make it an unforgettable day for your family.  Check out "Useful forms" in our Resources section for important event planning tools and information about our function room and kitchen.

Mon, April 15 2024 7 Nisan 5784