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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Polices

  1. In order to have a Bar/ Bat Mitzvah ceremony at Congregation B'nai Jacob, the family must be a member of the Synagogue.
  2. Religious school attendance is required for four years immediately prior to and including Bar/ Bat Mitzvah.  If the student is new to the community and within two years of Bar/ Bat Mitzvah, the Rabbi will evaluate that student.
  3. Attendance at Synagogue services at least 6 times a month is required for one year prior to Bar/ Bat Mitzvah.
  4. Consultation and planning between parents, child, and the Rabbi should take place at least one year prior to the 13th birthday.  Bar/ Bat Mitzvah training should begin twelve months before the scheduled Bar/ Bat Mitzvah.
  5. The B’nai Jacob Religious School will provide instruction of most of the Shabbat evening service and some of the Shabbat morning service.
  6. Exceptions may be granted by action of the Education Committee with the approval of the Board of Directors.
Fri, December 3 2021 29 Kislev 5782