Reading From The Torah
Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah
From the moment your child was born, you embarked on an incredible life-long journey together. In many ways, this journey began many centuries ago and will continue far into the future, as it is written in Talmud, “Whoever teaches their child teaches not only their child, but also their child’s child, and so on to the end of generations.” For bringing your child thus far into a life of Torah and faithfulness, we celebrate you.
Download the Temple Isaiah Bar/Bat Mitzvah Handbook
Fees Associated with B’nai Mitzvah
Use of the Social Hall
Family must be members in good standing (all membership dues paid, or a payment program set up and approved by our Executive Director) from the time a date is reserved. For most members, B’nai Mitzvah dates are reserved during the 4th grade. To reserve the date and keep it, temple membership must continue. For members who join later, available B’nai Mitzvah dates will be offered at the time of joining the synagogue.
The teen becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah must be a student enrolled in either of the following:
Exceptions are made for children who are enrolled in Jewish day school but are still Temple members.
a. The K-12 program for no less than 12 months immediately before the B'nai Mitzvah. A student must be enrolled for an entire academic school year, prior to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
b. Learn with one of the school’s tutors on a continuous basis, one-on-one, either online or in-person (depending on the student’s needs) for a period no less than 7 months or 28 sessions, (entire cost of tutoring must be paid by the family) and this is before the 6-month tutoring period with a B'nei Mitzvah tutor.
c. Temple Isaiah will be traveling to Israel in June-July 2023. This will be the perfect opportunity for your family to experience the wonders of Israel, while celebrating with other temple members your child’s B'nei Mitzvah.
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The tutors used for one-on-one tutoring (in place of Sunday school) must be tutors who work with the K-12 department and not a family friend or family member.
If you have questions, please contact Julie Moldo, Temple Isaiah's B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator, at 310.277.2772 x14.
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