When the community says to a young person, “We see you. Welcome!”
and the parents say, “It’s your turn now!”
and the child says, “This is my community, too!”
and the Torah says, “I am yours. Choose me!”
That’s a Bat or Bar Mitzvah.
At twelve (for girls) and thirteen (for boys) years old, a Jewish child becomes bat or bar mitzvah. We typically celebrate this milestone with the young person’s participation in our Shabbat morning services. Our goal is that b’nai mitzvah and their families feel motivated and ready to participate for years to come.
Choose a date in coordination with the synagogue office. Rabbi Alter and Hazzan Stein initiate formal preparations up to two years in advance. There are important conversations to be had with our administrative staff as well.
When the great day arrives, the entire CBINT community looks forward to celebrating with you. Typically, families honor their child and rejoice at CBINT’s community kiddush luncheon after Shabbat services. A private celebration may be scheduled independently. Please be in touch with Rabbi Alter to discuss choices related to these events.