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Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Scheduling for 2023 is now open

Please complete the form below to request a date for your child's b'nei mitzvah service:


Refer to this availability calendar, then choose your preferred dates & times (1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice). Please choose a date that falls shortly after (or on) your child's 13th birthday. Priority is given based on proximity to the child's birthday.

Note: If you hope to hold a reception at the Temple, bear in mind that a full-length (4-hour) reception may not be possible following a morning (10 am) service; it will depend on what else is scheduled at the Temple for that day. A 2-hour reception is possible no matter the time of the service.

All dates are in 2023
Note that we will not be able to hold any dates in the meantime.

Receptions: The Temple building can make a wonderful space for a reception after the ceremony. Learn more about our reception space, including rental fees and room capacities.

Consult rental fees here. An hour-long kiddush is already included as part of the b'nei mitzvah package, though it is customary only for morning services. Remember again that if your service is at 10 am, we cannot guarantee availability for a 4-hour reception.

Payment and Billing: When you receive confirmation (early-mid January), you will be billed for the B’nei Mitzvah Package ($2,100 total), which includes the b’nei mitzvah ceremony, a 1-hour kiddush, and all tutoring sessions with Beth. A deposit of $200 will be due on January 29. The remaining balance of $1,900 will be due 30 days before the ceremony date. Those using the Temple for a reception venue will be asked to pay the rental fees at the same time.

 

The journey to the day is as important as the day itself.

At Shir Tikvah, becoming a b'nei (bar/bat) mitzvah is a process that involves the whole family. We know that this rite of passage can transform the lives of students as they learn and interpret their Torah portions, practice the songs and prayers, and prepare for the service itself. It's a year of growth—spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually for everybody—culminating in a memorable and most happy celebration. 

If you'd like to discuss what the b'nei mitzvah process can mean for you and your child, please get in touch with Beth Levin, our cantor. Families of b'nei mitzvah students can use these resources to accompany them on their learning journey.

Fri, January 28 2022 26 Sh'vat 5782