Today is December 9, 2019 -

– Message from the Rabbi

First, let me say Mazel Tov to you and your family on reaching this important marker in your Jewish life! Further, we are honored that you have chosen Beth El Synagogue as your Jewish home, a place to celebrate and to mourn; we are truly a family and blessed to have you as a member.

Like all Jewish life cycle events, Bar/Bat Mitzvah brings about a moment of personal and family change into the community. Your child will stand before our community of adult Jews, gathered for prayer and learning to celebrate this unique moment of growth. Your child will do what only adult Jews are permitted to do – lead the community in prayer and teach the community from the Torah. This is an awesome responsibility, one we hope you and your child will come to embrace during the process of becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

While there are many ways to prepare, the best preparation for this special moment is to join our community in prayer and learning as a family. This preparation will serve you well for the journey you are about to embark on, a journey that we believe starts while preparing for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and will continue for the rest of your child’s life.

The staff of Beth El Synagogue is eager to work with you and your child to make this experience both enjoyable and meaningful. Please be in touch if there is anything we can do to help further your family’s experience.

Mazel Tov once again and we look forward to celebrating with your family!

Rabbi Steven Abraham