Bar and Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth Tikvah is an opportunity for children and families to connect to a wide spectrum of Jewish experiences, to live Jewish values as a community.
Mitzvah age symbolizes the time in which according to Jewish tradition children become formally partners in shaping our society. That’s why at TBT we are committed through meaningful activities to facilitate each child’s individual connection with Jewish tradition.
B’nai Mitzvah program at TBT spreads over an entire year full of exploring and learning. We will seek from the depths of our millenary culture for mindfulness, ethics, social justice, environmental awareness, tradition and innovation, etc.
Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah year is a nurturing environment in which children develop and strengthen their self-esteem and confidence, community awareness and a deep connection to their Jewish identity.
B’nai Mitzvah Program Highlights:
Experiential learning: values based activities
Beit Midrash: Torah learning, text-based discussion connected to action, values, and ethical exploration – recognizing various Jewish sources.
Exploring spirituality and prayer- Opening the Gates of Self Awareness.
1 Overnight Family Shabbaton Experience.
4 Shabbat Dinners – Bringing Judaism and Community to our homes.
Mitzvah Project: volunteering in an area of choice – Social – Environmental Awareness.
Torah Chanting – Joining the chain of a millenarian tradition.
D’var torah (sermon) preparation – Opening the gates of Public Speaking.
Multi-Age Confirmation Class (Post B’nai Mitzvah-12th grade)
Post B’nai Mitzvah & Confirmation- Teens at TBT learn about many social justice issues including homelessness, Israel, immigration, environment, and the Jewish perspective on these social issues. We learn how and why it is important as a Jew to advocate for these issues and even lobby Congress on an issue. This year’s students will have the opportunity to participate in a field trip to D.C. or Israel and bond together.
Once a Month NFTY Chavaya
Israel Interchange Program
Seminar L’taken in Washington DC Social Program
Special Activities/Shabbatonim (weekend retreats)
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. twice a month
Saturdays, once a month as calendared