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Reading Torah

Welcome to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program at Congregation Beth El! You are about to embark upon one of the most exciting processes in the cycle of Jewish life. Bar/Bat Mitzvah begins the transition from childhood into adulthood. The engagement in our services is one of the first public expressions of your son's or daughter's commitment to becoming a knowledgeable, functional, responsible Jewish adult.

It is our hope that your Bar/Bat Mitzvah will be a stepping stone to a more meaningful connection to Judaism within your home and our community. Some of the goals of our program include:

  • Bringing families together as a community
  • Demonstrating that Jewish learning is a life-long process
  • Empowering parents to learn with their children
  • Sharing the beauty of Shabbat traditions and observance
  • Involving families in mitzvah projects to help our world community
  • Reinforcing basic Jewish literacy

We have seen that one of the lasting ways to imbue our children with Judaism is through music. May we continue to feel and experience the warmth of our voices joined as one with a common hope for the future of Judaism. May we learn and grow together to reach a greater understanding of the holiness that surrounds us and is part of us. May the warmth of our faith emanate towards others who wish to enjoy the miracles of creativity and discovery.

This is a memorable time in the life of your family and we are delighted to be sharing it with you. May G-d grant you Hatzlaha uv'raha, success and blessing, in this holy endeavor.

Click here to download the current Beth El Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guide

Congregation Beth El
1200 Fairfield Woods Rd Star of David Fairfield, CT 06825
Ph. 203-374-5544 Star of David Fax 203-374-4962