Today is May 28, 2017 -

Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Non-Jewish family members (immediate family) are welcome on the Bima for all life cycle events, including Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

It will be the policy of Beth El Synagogue to include the names of both parents in the English blessing, which asks that they teach their child to grow up following the laws of the Torah.

During a Bar/Bat Mitzvah both parents are invited on the Bima to participate in the English prayer at the onset of the Torah Service, and to walk around the sanctuary in the Torah procession.