Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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Mazel tov as you prepare your child to enter into one of the most exciting stops along the journey of our Jewish lives. BHC's Bar/Bat Mitzvah program ensures that your child is properly trained to lead the congregation in prayer and is ready to take on the responsibilities of being a member of the adult Jewish community. Through the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, families and students are connected to each other, to our clergy and educators, to BHC and to Judaism. At BHC, we are committed to making this a wonderful, positive experience for your family. Some steps along the way:

Bar Mitzvah

Learning the Prayers

Click here to listen and learn the Bar/Bat Mitzvah music.

5th Grade Parsha Party

Get your date and Torah portion on this wonderful Shabbat Morning.

6th Grade Mitzvah Fair

Find a mitzvah project by talking with and exploring options with non-profit organizations in the community.

6th Grade B'nai Mitzvah Retreat

Spend a day navigating the B'nai Mitzvah process with your family through experiences such as low ropes, the giant swing and more.  This program is generously funded by The Leah and Morton Kemper Family Education Enrichment Program.

Approximately 1 Year Before Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Meet with the Cantor to initiate tutoring. Throughout the year, have regular meetings with your tutor and the officiating Rabbi. Becky Gutin, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Coordinator, will schedule these meetings with you individually. 

Our program is open to children of BHC members in good standing. INFO: Marci Messick, Administrative Assistant and B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator, or 410-764-1587, ext. 250.

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