• Boy must be after 13th birthday (according to Hebrew birthday) on day of his bar mitzvah celebration.
     
  • He must attend Jewish Day school or our Hebrew School program as well as private Bar Mitzvah lessons (as needed.)
     
  • Boy (and hopefully entire family) must attend Shabbat services a minimum of 5 times as well as all holiday services the year preceding his bar mitzvah.
     
  • Family must purchase NEW Tefillin and Bar Mitzvah boy learn how to wear them.
     
  • The family should provide Kippas for guests as well as compile a booklet to help guests follow the Bar Mitzvah Ceremony.
     
  • You may have a photographer or video for the ceremony only on weekdays. For Shabbat Bar Mitzvahs, you may want to plan on a pre-Bar Mitzvah photography session at the shul.
     
  • The family is responsible to buy the Kosher candy that is “Showered” on the Bar Mitzvah boy. Sunkist Gems are highly recommended, as they are soft.  It must be in the shul before Friday night. 
     
  • All foods and liquor served after the service must meet the kosher standards of the shul.
     
  • Please note that there is separate seating during the services. The only option for a mixed seating service is a Havdala service – but that does not include any Torah reading or Aliyahs.