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In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Temple Shalom in-person education programming is temporarily suspended and being conducted with modifications remotely via secure Zoom sessions. B’nai mitzvah tutoring is being conducted remotely, as well.

B'nai Mitzvah Preparation

Becoming a bar or bat mitzvah at Temple Shalom requires formal preparation and dedicated study that begins six months prior to the date of the student’s anticipated bar/bat mitzvah date. A student may become a bar/bat mitzvah at the age of 13. Formal Torah/Haftarah tutoring is paired with tutoring for mastery of specific Kabbalat Shabbat blessings and prayers and the Saturday morning Shabbat service. Tutoring is arranged on an individual basis through the Education Coordinator and between the tutors and the b’nai mitzvah families. Materials and specific resources for study are provided by Temple Shalom beginning in the 6th grade year, during which parents/guardians of bar/bat mitzvah candidates are required to participate in Project Mishpacha, the once-a-month class which explores the b’nai mitzvah preparation experience.

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782