When a child becomes a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, he/she symbolically leaves childhood and joins synagogue life as an adult. The ceremony itself is the celebration of a beginning, as the child starts to take responsibility for her/his own Jewish identity.
We will work with each family individually to ensure that the ceremony and celebration is a memorable day for all sides of the family Jewish, other faith, or no faith. It is also, importantly, a day for our community and we encourage all classmates and families to attend.
At Mount Zion, we have created a Bnei Mitzvah journey that engages the entire family in the 6th grade year (or the year prior to becoming Bat/Bar Mitzvah). Read one of the below handbooks to learn more.