It would be our privilege and pleasure if you would choose to celebrate your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah or your son’s Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Beth-El.
The terms “Bar Mitzvah” and “Bat Mitzvah” actually refer to the young man or woman, not to the event, and they mean “a person of responsibility.” The event celebrates the Bar or Bat Mitzvah’s acceptance of his or her obligations as a Jewish adult.
The B’nei Mitzvah program at Congregation Beth-El focuses on the different responsibilities and obligations that these young men and women will encounter in their lives. Some of the topics covered will include familiarization with the prayers, understanding mitzvot, and the importance of ritual as an integral part of life. We believe that a successful program is one that is both meaningful and enjoyable.
In the months leading up to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, each child will receive private lessons on how to lead the services and chant the Torah and Haftorah portions. The children will also receive guidance as they prepare their personal Bar/Bat Mitzvah Divrei Torah (Bar/Bat Mitzvah speech).
Our goal is for our B’nei Mitzvah children to build a lasting bond to their Jewish identity and to Congregation Beth-El and its clergy.
We want each and every child to feel completely at ease — and at home — in the synagogue on their Bar/Bat Mitzvah day and every other day they come to synagogue.
For information about booking a Bar/Bat Mitzvah date, please contact our office at 514-738-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is extremely important to Congregation Beth-El that the synagogue experience be a positive and inspiring one for our children. Most importantly, it should be FUN! And the best opportunity to make that happen is during holidays and festivals. Our dedicated team of volunteers is always looking ahead, planning the many activities in which our young families can participate.
During the High Holidays for example, our young children can be seen racing to the Ross Hall with high expectations for exciting games and entertainment, and they are never disappointed. During High Holiday Services, children are routinely called upon to approach the bimah and to join our clergy in front of the ark. Nothing is more heart-warming than to see the bimah overflowing with children, wide-eyed and awestruck as they watch and listen to the sounding of the Shofar.
Our Purim parties are always a hit in the community, and our Sukkah decorating event is a favorite – especially among the pizza-loving crowd!
In addition, our Shabbat Dinner events are opportunities for our congregants to take a break, to catch up with each other, and to give children a chance to make friends with others in the synagogue.
By partaking in these and other activities, our children learn that the synagogue is an integral part of the community and of their family life. By their warm experiences with our clergy and by their participation in our many activities, we teach them to associate Congregation Beth-El with their happy memories of traditions, holidays and festivals.
Watch our Calendar for upcoming fun events for your entire family – and bring your friends!
For further details, event ideas, volunteer opportunities, etc. please contact our office at 514-738-4766 or email@example.com.
During the course of the year, Congregation Beth-El sponsors programs and events for Life-Long Learning ranging from the Lang Memorial Lecture Series, Book Review Evenings with Beth-El members leading sessions on recent and important books, to a series on music ranging from cantorial to opera and contemporary musical works.
For further details please check our Calendar and/or contact our office at 514-738-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.