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B'nai Mitzvah, and a new coming-of-age program

Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a wonderful rite of passage. It is in the process itself of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, that each student learns about Judaism, Torah, responsibility and community, as well as their own relationship to these core parts of being a Jewish adult.

Typically held on or around a child's 13th birthday, a B'nai Mitzvah ceremony includes readings from the Torah, singing Shabbat prayers and offering a teaching (‘Drash) from the Torah portion of the week. We offer one-on-one tutoring.  Please contact Rabbi Ted Feldman to learn more. 

Moving Traditions

New this year, we have partnered with other regional synagogues to offer Moving Traditions, a nationally recognized coming-of-age program that will take place on seven days throughout the school year.

Moving Traditions emboldens teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. 

Sessions will meet via Zoom. All meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. Email for the Zoom link.

  • Saturday, November 7
  • Saturday, December 5
  • Saturday, January 9
  • Saturday, February 6
  • Saturday, March 6
  • Saturday, April 10
  • Saturday, May 8

While this program has a cost, the synagogue will assist with the expenses. For more information about our regional Moving Traditions group, please email

Tue, May 11 2021 29 Iyyar 5781