Dear Kehilla community,
You are invited to join us as at the Shabbat morning service on March 30 as the first student of the 2019 Bat/Bar Mitzvah cohort, Ellie Broscow, becomes Bat Mitzvah! Some of us may feel a little hesitant about coming to a Shabbat service when a young person we do not know personally is becoming Bat/Bar Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present brings immense joy and liveliness to the service, which is greatly appreciated by the family and their young person. Furthermore, from the pride that the Bat/Bar Mitzvah families show while joining in the Kehilla community aliyah to the Torah to the joyful way that the students dance with that day’s celebrant after they have finished chanting from the Torah, the power of these services reaches all who attend. Please note that these services begin at 10am and please attend these (and all) services fragrance free.
The following Shabbat morning services will include the following young people becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah:
What has been your favorite part of this BBM process so far?
I have loved so many things about this BBM process so far. I think my favorite thing is the weekly lessons with my teacher Bracha, and study partner Reba. We have such an amazing connection and every week I look forward to meeting with them.
What do you like best about Kehilla and/or Judaism?
Everyone is kind and accepting. When I first started here I knew I would make many life long friends. We can all voice our opinions about God and Judaism knowing we will not be judged.
What is something fun or unexpected that people may not know about you?
Something fun and unexpected about me is that I love to sing! I love learning trope because I can apply my background on music to chanting the Torah.