B’nai Mitzvah preparation at The Emanuel includes:

  • Education through The Emanuel Religious School
  • Shabbat Service participation
  • Family inter-generational programs
  • One on one coaching with Hazzan Cohn, Rabbi Small & Ritual Director Moshe Pinchover
  • Group B’nai Mitzvah classes to prepare and challenge students, while promoting group spirit
  • Opportunities based on student ability, such as: reading Torah, chanting Haftarah, leading prayers, and composing an original Torah portion presentation

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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.

Mitzvah Project:
For ideas on planning a tikkun olam (repair the world) B’nai Mitzvah project, download the Mitzvah Project Appendix

For information on:
Bar/Bat Mitzvah dates and lessons, family service participation,
Dvar Torah and other related interests,

CONTACT:
Rabbi David Small,
Email (860) 236-1275

The Emanuel Synagogue 1929 Bar Mitzvah Club
OUR HISTORY: (Above) The Emanuel Synagogue Bar Mitzvah Club, 1929