Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Training to become B'nai (Bar or Bat) Mitzvah is part of our religious school program. The process accelerates in sixth or seventh grade in a year-long course of study with our rabbi, cantor, and B'nai Mitzvah tutor. This preparation is celebrated when the B'nai Mitzvah reads Torah and offers a sermon before our congregation in a Shabbat morning service. For more information, please contact Denise Crevin, Education Administrator: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone 916-446-4861, x16.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah
Some Jewish adults did not have the opportunity to celebrate becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah with a service at the age of thirteen. To address this need, our clergy leads a small group of adults in a two-year study of Jewish history and tradition, theology, Hebrew, studying the Torah portion, Torah reading or chanting, haftarah reading or chanting, and the skills needed to conduct a Shabbat service. The class culminates in the participants' conducting a Shabbat morning service. If you are interested in participating in the next B'nai Mitzvah class, please contact Rabbi Alfi's assistant, Sandora Di Fiore at (916) 446-4861 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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