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Bnai Mitzvah Overview                     

 

Dear Parents and soon-to-be Bnai Mitzva,

 

Welcome, and mazal tov!                                      

The journey that your family is embarking upon is a momentous one.  Becoming a bar or bat mitzva has the power to be utterly transformational, imbuing a sense of maturity, responsibility and achievement. For many people, completing this rite of passage also provides a lasting connection to, and sense of ownership of, the Jewish tradition and the Torah.

 

Parents: as you help guide your child through this "hero's journey," you will likely encounter trials along the way. Becoming a bat or bar mitzva requires a level of study and focused attention that may well be unprecedented in your child's life.  For parents, too, especially parents who did not go through this rite of passage themselves, there will be many questions which elude easy answers. In addition, a whole host of practical details — like those concerning invitations, caterers, venues and DJs — fall upon the parents of bnai mitzva to organize. Our Bnai Mitzva Planning Guide is designed to help you navigate all the details on your path.

 

Our hope, as a synagogue and a community, is to help support and guide you and your family as you embark upon this important mission. The day of your child's bat or bar mitzva will be one that you remember for the rest of your life. It is an occasion of extraordinary joy and connectedness, where family and friends from near and far come  together to mark an unforgettable achievement and rite of transformation.  

You and they will be very proud. We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

With warmest wishes,

 

Rav Sarah Bracha, on behalf of the Nevei Kodesh community

 

 

Saturday, May 27 2017 2 Sivan 5777