B’nei Mitzvah

At Central Synagogue

“The child stands between the generations, inheriting from the one and transmitting to the other.”

-Harry M. Epstein,The Eternal Light

Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a significant Jewish life cycle event. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah marks an important step in the spiritual growth of a young Jewish person. It indicates that the student has grown in Jewish knowledge and is ready, through further study, to acquire a more mature understanding of Judaism and to assume the responsibilities of Jewish life.

In order to celebrate becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Central Synagogue, four years of Jewish education are required, beginning by the third grade. Dates are assigned during the fourth grade year and our education team and clergy work with each family to make the ceremony special and meaningful.

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Keren Eckstein

Keren Eckstein

B’nei Mitzvah Program Manager


Learn the Shabbat and Torah blessings (Audio/Text)

Read about “Taking Your Place,” a song for our b’nei mitzvah written by congregant Abigail Pogrebin, in Tablet Magazine.