B’nai Mitzvah Year (Grade 7)

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.