(The online B’nai Mitzvah date-booking process for July 2019-June 2020 will open in April 2017)
Date Selection Form: Please indicate four Bar/Bat Mitzvah date choices by order preference from the list we have provided. A Bar/Bat Mitzvah date cannot be requested to take place more than 30 days before your child's thirteenth birthday.
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah calendar fills up quickly, and date requests will be processed in the order received. We strongly suggest you fill out a date selection form as soon as possible. We expect to fill most available dates on the Bar/Bat Mitzvah calendar between July and June.
If your children are twins, triplets or siblings who will be sharing their service, you will need to complete one form for each child.
Morning or Afternoon Service: There are slight differences between the morning and afternoon services.
• The morning service runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• The afternoon service runs from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
If you have any questions about the liturgical differences between the two services, please contact Cantor Tifani Coyot for an explanation.
It is extremely difficult to change a Bar/Bat Mitzvah date once it is established. We encourage you to carefully consider any variables that may affect your date selection before requesting your dates.
Some things to consider are:
• Torah portion: If you would like to learn more about the content or theme of a particular Torah portion please contact Rabbi Joel Nickerson
(Please note: that the morning Torah portion is different than the afternoon Torah portion.)
• Jewish and secular holidays: including three-day weekends
• Secular school trips: exams, vacations and camp
Keep in mind that your child will have intensive study and preparation for six months before the ceremony.
Payment and Date Confirmation: Date request are confirmed when accompanied by payment in full or if a payment plan has been made with our executive director. No dates can be confirmed prior to payment in full.
We will confirm a selected date by email after the date-booking process is complete. Please be patient; this takes several months. We will confirm all Bar/Bat Mitzvah scheduled dates at once in July.
Clergy Request: It is not possible to request specific clergy for your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah service, as the clergy schedule changes often due to congregational needs.
If you would like to choose a date for your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah before July 2019, please call Julie Moldo, Temple Isaiah's B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator, at 310.277.2772 x14.