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Bar Mitzvah






Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, especially for your oldest child, can be a stressful experience. Our mission is to help take some of that stress away!

We want to help you plan the various components of your son's bar mitzvah.  Please reach out to Rav Steven or Rabba Anat to ask questions and for support in deciding what your child will be learning and doing for his Bar Mitzvah. 

To reserve a date and rent the Social Hall or other spaces for your celebration please reach out to Executive Director, Richard Langer.  For information about the costs visit

To ensure that our Rabbinic Staff and Gabbaim are prepared for your simcha please fill out the following form:

if you only know the English date, please indicate if it was before or after sunset.

If you indicated that your child will read part of the Torah portion or lead services, please provide details here.

Please tell us who will be leading each service. 

You are welcome to ask that we assign Kibbudim (honors) to friends and family so they can share in your simcha.  Please provide both the English and Hebrew names and relationship to Bar Mitzvah whenever possible. We will make our best efforts to accomadate as many of your requests as possible.

Honors for Men  Include:  Aliyot (being called to the Torah), Hagbah (lifting the Torah), Gelilah (wrapping the Torah) and Peticha (opening the Ark).

Women may be honored with carrying the Torah through the women's section.

On some Shabbatot and Holidays a 2nd (and less frequently a 3rd) Sefer Torah will be read from, allowing a 2nd (or 3rd) set of honors to be distributed for Hagbah, Gelilah and carrying the Torah. Please consult the Gabbai or member of the Rabbinic Staff if you are not sure about the Torah portions for the day of your simcha.

Please provide a list of people whom you would like honored in order of priority.  Be sure to include name, Hebrew name, tribe (Cohen, Levi, Yisrael) and relationship to bar mitzvah.


Sat, July 31 2021 22 Av 5781