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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Timetable

18 Months Prior to Bar/Bat Mitzvah Date: Please call or e-mail Michael Rich if you have any desire to hold a party at The Center or Kate Pidwerbecki if you wish to hold it in the Social Hall. A tentative hold will be entered into the booking calendar.

One Year Prior:

  • Begin attending Shabbat Services on a regular basis
  • Candidate should begin learning trope, blessings and Haftarah on their own before tutoring begins
  • Begin discussing and planning for Mitzvah Project

Six Months Prior:

  • Pay fees in full (Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutition, membership dues through current quarter, school tuition) before tutoring begins
  • Practice every evening 30 minutes to 1 hour

Three Months Prior:

  • Make arrangements with the office regarding the Kiddush
  • Facility use fees and security deposit are due

Two Months Prior:

  • Family meeting with Rabbi – parents schedule by emailing
  • Work with the tutor to collect information for the Honors Form
  • Email paragraph and photograph for the weekly scroll to

One Month Prior:

Two Weeks Prior:

  • Full rehearsal with tutor in the Sanctuary
  • Turn in program for Rabbi to proof before printing

Several Days Prior:

  • Still photos taken in the Sanctuary with candidate and family

On Friday Morning of Bar/Bat Mitzvah:

  • Drop off all programs in the foyer or office
  • Place decorations prior to 3pm
Tue, October 20 2020 2 Cheshvan 5781