Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a profound experience for the entire family. Standing with a young Jewish man or woman as they open the Torah for the first time is like standing at Sinai and having God’s presence revealed. What a blessing it is for each of us to be with these beautiful young men and women as they enter adulthood, to bear witness to who they are becoming. Mazel Tov!
Useful Forms & Documents for Parents of
the Bar/Bat Mitzvah
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah Handbook
- Mitzvah Project Handbook
- Program Template
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah Honors Sheet
- Parent Guide: Tips and Checklist
- Parent Blessing & Speech Guidelines
- Reading for Peace
- Your Child in the Shofar (how to write the article)
- Torah Blessing for a Parent who is not Jewish
Students: Click here to access B'nei Mitzvah resources online.
Have an Aliya (honor of chanting the Torah Blessings)?
Click here for the text.
Click here to listen to a recording of the blessing before the Torah is chanted.
Click here to listen to the blessing for after the Torah is chanted.
We recommend a few books for students and parents.
They can be found in our library or ordered online (click on the cover to go to Amazon.com):