Becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Kehilla Community Synagogue
At Kehilla, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah year is an immersion in Jewish learning and development. In its broadest terms, Kehilla’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program is designed to help its students come to their own understanding of what God, Judaism, and the Bar/Bat Mitzvah can mean to them personally through an encounter with basic texts, values, and ideas of Jewish teaching. Through this program, the students clarify their identity as Jews, and their connections to this rich heritage. Kehilla’s non-didactic approach understands Bar/Bat Mitzvah as a process of growth, reflection, and meaningful exploration. It helps young Jews become more aware of their transition to Jewish adulthood and to envision the kind of adults they would like to become. Through the study of Torah, Hebrew, prayer, Jewish identities, and Jewish spirituality, students explore their own unique Jewishness and their particular relationship to the concept of God, to the Jewish people, to family, to community and to society as a whole. Students experiment with and make selective commitments to observing mitzvot – the instructions derived from the Torah and Jewish experience about how we manifest our values in our everyday practice.
Check out the following links for more information about Kehilla’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program
All Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies are open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend. You can find the dates on the Kehilla calendar.
Membership in Kehilla Community Synagogue and two years’ attendance in Kehilla School, level 5th & 6th grades, is a prerequisite to enrollment in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program.