Bar/bat mitzvah does not conclude the religious education experience at Temple Sinai. Through our high school program (Tuesdays from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.), Jewish study continues from bar/bat mitzvah through to leadership training and student teaching in Grades 11 and Grade 12.
A bar/bat Mitzvah ceremony acknowledges the moment of becoming a Jewish adult. Preparation extends well beyond formal classes and takes place in the classroom, the home, the sanctuary and even over e-mail. Our goal remains constant: to prepare our children to be the adults and Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Seeing our new young adults grow, develop, and lead our community inspires us and we will do all we can to see that your celebration reflects Jewish values and creates memories that last a lifetime.
Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Are you looking for an opportunity to deepen your understanding of Judaism and your participation within our Jewish community? Maybe you are seeking a chance to reclaim an experience that may not have been available to you when you were younger? Would you welcome a chance to study and explore Jewish liturgy, ritual and texts with adult eyes and take on a challenge that will become its own reward?
Our adult b’nei mitzvah program explores Jewish liturgy and rituals, teaches students to chant Torah and offers the guidance and support that will help create a learning-based project. Currently in its second year, students will celebrate their accomplishments on Simchat Torah. One of our b’nei mitzvah from last year has written about her journey.
We invite you to consider becoming a Temple Sinai adult b’nei mitzvah candidate.