Congregation Agudas Israel celebrates each Bar and Bat mitzvah with great joy. We view the period of B’nai mitzvah training as a time for all family members to deepen their connection to our community. Our priority is to ensure that this milestone is a positive educational and ritual experience for both the students and their families.
One year before their bar or bat mitzvah date, each student begins one-on-one lessons with our Rabbi. The students learn to chant their Torah portion, their haftarah, the accompanying blessings, and other parts of the Torah Service. The students also study their Parsha in English, engage in conversations with the Rabbi and their parents, and then prepare a D’var Torah to deliver the day of their ceremony.