A child is a child. Perhaps a bright child, a knowledgeable child, even a child more rational than an adult - yet still lacking the mental, emotional and moral maturity that distinguishes the adult from the child. At the age of 12 for a girl, 13 for a boy the sense begins to kick in. That's why only at that age does Jewish law consider you responsible for your actions.

This milestone is known as Bar Mitzvah for boys, and Bat Mitzvah for girls. That means "son/daughter of the Mitzvah" - because now you are obliged to keep all the Mitzvahs of the Torah.

Now that's a milestone worth celebrating! So we hold a festive meal where words of Torah and inspiration are shared.  Even more important is that the girls and boys spend the months beforehand brushing p on the how-tos of the Mitzvahs and the importance of observing them, and deepen their understanding of what it means to be Jewish.

To contact us regarding a Bar/Bat Mitzvah for your child, please click here