We greatly appreciate the role of a non-Jewish partner in supporting his or her child’s Jewish education, and afford them full access to synagogue resources so they may hold a significant role in the B’nai Mitzvah ceremony.
To become a B’nai Mitzvah at The Emanuel, children must have a Jewish mother or have had a traditional conversion. Consult with Rabbi Small to answer any questions about the conversion.
B’nai Mitzvah dates are given out 2-3 years in advance; special requests must be made in writing to Hazzan Cohn.
For ideas on planning a tikkun olam (repair the world) B’nai Mitzvah project, download the Mitzvah Project Appendix