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Bar and Bat Mitzvah

The celebration of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is incredibly important. For the past 60 years many have celebrated their coming of age with the ACT Jewish Community, and we hope that you feel the richness of the history that these walls hold.

The Board of the ACT Jewish Community has a policy surrounding the Bar and Bat Mitzvah process, so please read below to find out about the various services we offer to assist you and your family

A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is something that is more than just a ceremony or a day’s celebration, in fact that is really the least important aspect of it, primarily the Bar and Bat Mitzvah is to ready our children for the responsibilities of being a Jewish adult. 

As such we will be beginning our Bar and Bat Mitzvah program in February for all who will be celebrating their Bar or Bat mitzvah in 2015. As we have not had a program recently, we will also be inviting those who have had their Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 2013/4

The program will include:

-          A monthly father/son, mother/daughter program for an hour and a half (Other role models can join if need be – grandparents, aunts and uncles etc)

-          A monthly joint program with the kids for an hour and a half  - during Cheder time

-          A year project

-          A chessed/charity project created by the group and put on towards the end of the year

-          Meetings with me to prepare the drasha

-          Two shabbatons throughout the year

This is in addition to the training that you might undertake regarding the actual ceremony or day-of event. We will also discuss this at our meeting.


Please advise if you know, otherwise you can discuss with Rabbi Meltzer at your meeting

Please visit the policy by clicking here 


Sat, 20 January 2018 4 Shevat 5778