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The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Service

The centerpiece of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration is, being called to the Torah which, of course, most commonly occurs as part of the participation of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah and his or her family and friends in the synagogue service. For most families, the Shabbat morning service is the time that this will take place. However, be aware that there are additional opportunities to worship publicly as well. These include Kabbalat Shabbat, Shabbat Mincha, Festivals, and weekday Shacharit services when the Torah is read. The rabbi will be happy to discuss these opportunities with parents.

A Guide to the Shabbat Morning B’nai Mitzvah Service at Beth Jacob
An Inclusive Community
Family and Friends’ Participation
Blessings Before and After Aliyah (printed)
The Blessings BEFORE and AFTER reading the Torah (Click for audio)
Aliyot Sheet
Instructions for Aliyot Sheet
Shechecheyanu Blessing

You will be contacted by the synagogue members who serve as gabbaim and manage the service about this information and to help you in setting up aliyot.

We are an Egalitarian Congregation

Inviting Your Child’s Teachers

Additional Links:
Haftorah Audio on the Web
Siddur Audio on the Web

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