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Bar & Bat Mitzvah Resources


Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation takes place in two stages. One year prior to the bar/bat mitzvah date, students participate in a Chavurah (a cohesive group of children and parents), which meets five times to develop a better understanding of what it means to be a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. As part of the Chavurah, each student undertakes a Tzedakah (volunteer) project in the community. Six months before the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the student begins meeting with a Haftorah tutor. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah training is a significant step, not only to adulthood… but to a deeper understanding of what it means to be part of a community.