Bat Mitzvah

    - Tutoring

           - Preparation starts approximately 3 months before the ceremony

           - Cost: Eight 30 minute classes for $360 

    - In depth learning of her Torah portion & commentaries

    - Comprehensive review of the Haftorah and the women in it

    - Jewish Life Cycles

    - Research & discussions of the three 'women's mitzvoth' and their importance to Jewish survival

    - Translation and history of favorite prayer 

    - Mitzvah Project

        -  A project on the Shabbat candle lighting mitzvah to display at reception

        - Choosing a tzedaka project of volunteering time or 'masser' (10 percent of earnings)

    - Optional: Candle lighting ceremonies to honor family members with up to 13 candles

    - Service 

        - Welcome & Introduction

        - Special prayer and explanation

        - Rabbi's comments

        - D'var Torah on Parsha and Haftorah

        - Parents' Greeting

        - Yivarechicha Blessing

        - Candy throw and Mazel Tovs

        - Reception

 

Bar Mitzvah

     - Tutoring 

        - Preparation starts approximately 3 months before the ceremony

        - Cost: Eight 30 minute classes for $360 

        - How to read from the Torah

        - How to put on Teffilin

    - Mitzvah Project

        - Choosing a Tzedakah project of either volunteering time or donating his 'masser' (10% of earnings)

    - Service

        - Torah Portion & Haftorah: It is customary to read the Torah portion directly from the Torah scroll, followed by the Haftorah (portion of the prophets) with proper cantellation (troppe)

        - Prayer service participation: Carrying the Torah from the Ark to the Table and saying the appropriate blessing

        - Speech

        - Reception