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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
Sun, 26 February 2017
30 Shevat 5777
Shabbat, Mar 4th 10:30a to 12:00p
This Shabbat movement based exploration invites body-heart-mind-soul to dance and discover your Torah/Wisdom.
Wednesday, Mar 8th 1:00p to 2:30p
Group for women age 70+, meeting the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Nevei Kodesh
Thursday, Mar 9th 7:00p to 8:30p
Are you wearing the mask, or is the mask wearing you? Kabbalah/Purim Workshop with Rabbi David Sanders. Free and open to the public.
Friday, Mar 10th 10:00a to 12:00p
Come help us assemble the Shalach Manot (Purim Baskets) that will be distributed to all CNK members for Purim. Such a mitzvah!
Motzei Shabbat, Mar 11th 7:15p to 10:30p
7:15pm Ma'ariv Services. 7:30pm Full Megillah Reading. 8:30pm Purim Party, featuring klezmer music from Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe. $10 per person, $20 per family.