Our B-Mitzvah Program is led by Michael Margolin. Use this link to find your birthdate on the Jewish calendar. Use this link to find a calendar of Torah Parshot (portion of the week). Read the text and summary of each parasha.
Students each participate in a Tikkun Olam project.
For the most updated copy of our Guide to B-Mitzvah Celebrations, contact email@example.com
Our b-mitzvah students each participate in a tikkun olam project – a meaningful way to help make the world a better place. Recent projects included making garden spaces at Lime Hollow (Drew and Rennie), Ruby’s website to help youth and teens with depression, creating a video game about climate change (Elijah), stocking shelves at a food pantry (Coco), helping animals at the SPCA (Kayla), assisting new immigrants (Yordi), baking challah for others in the community (Menzie), and making soup and distributing food to others (Lilliana). How have you helped make our world better?
Note: “Bnai mitzvah” is the plural for both bar and bat mitzvah, but technically, it is the plural masculine form, because in Hebrew, mixed-gender groups defaults to male language. It is still somewhat ambiguous, but in order to be inclusive of all genders and to avoid confusion over whether “bnai mitzvah” is plural or a singular terms for someone who used the pronouns they/them, the term b-mitzvah is often being used as a gender neutral way to refer to both the ceremony and the person involved. As with other languages, Hebrew is still evolving in best practices in this regard. We are happy to talk with students and families more about these terms and options for gender-neutral ceremonies and Hebrew words.