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Bnai Mitzva Overview
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
Thu, 23 March 2017
25 Adar 5777
Thursday, Mar 23rd 7:00p to 9:00p
4-session class, taught by Walter Katz. March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4. Free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.
Shabbat, Mar 25th 4:00p to 5:30p
No prior learning is necessary to engage in Nevei Kodeh’s Torah study. This includes knowing Hebrew or Jewish history. We will meet you exactly where you are! Torah Study is free of charge and open to the public (donations gratefully accepted.)
Wednesday, Mar 29th 6:00p to 7:00p
Building on work with Rabbi Shefa Gold, Ziva Moyal will lead a chant circle. RSVP requested.
Shabbat, Apr 1st 9:30a to 11:00a
For 0-5year-olds, their parents and families.
Friday, Apr 7th 7:00p to 9:00p
Followed by Oneg Shabbat, lovingly sponsored by Michelle Wolf, and by Lolly Gold, in memory of her mother Lillian Gold on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
Tuesday, Apr 11th 5:00p to 10:30p
Join us for 2nd Night Seder! Vegetarian/diary potluck meal; ritual foods included. $18 members; $30 guests; $10 children 5-18; no charge for children under 5. This event always sells out, as space is limited - Register today!