B'nai Mitzvah

Bar mitzvah and Bat mitzvah is a significant event in a family’s life. It is a celebration of a child’s coming of age, a time to rejoice with the family and friends.

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah is not the goal of a Jewish education, but it is an important milestone for children as they become full members of the Jewish community. 


The JLCMW comprises both affiliated and unaffiliated students. Each congregation has its own policies and b’nai mitzvah expectations. 


If you would like your child to become a bar/bat mitzvah at one of the participating congregations, please contact the synagogue office or rabbi directly.


The JLCMW provides many opportunities to learn to decode Hebrew and to read and chant portions of the Saturday morning Shabbat service. How proficient students become is directly related to the amount of time they spend practicing at home. For most students, the bulk of the b'nai mitzvah preparation will take place with the assistance of a private tutor. Each of our participating congregations has its own way of handling the b'nai mitzvah instruction.