B'nai Mitzvah Timeline

B'nai Mitzvah -- Deepening the Path

A timeline of experience leading up to the b'nai mitzvah

The following experiences will help deepen your connection with your family, your clergy, your community, and the process of becoming a b'nai mitzvah. We look forward to praying with you, to learning with you, and to building our community with you.
  • B'nai Mitzvah Retreat at Camp Newman -- for parents and B'nai Mitzvah student
  • Family Meeting with the rabbi -- 9 months before B'nai Mitzvah
  • Family Meeting with the cantor -- 7 months prior
  • Weekly half-hour lessons with tutor -- 12 weeks (6 months prior)
  • Weekly half-hour lessons with partner and cantor -- 12 weeks (3 months prior)
  • Family Meeting with the rabbi who will be with you on the morning of the B'nai Mitzvah - 2 months prior
  • Drash Meetings witht he rabbi -- last 2 months prior (2-3 appointments)
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Rehearsal -- Tuesday before B'nai Mitzvah
  • Praying with your community -- recommend at least one Friday per month and one Saturday per month
  • Mitzvah Project -- minimum of 12 hours before B'nai Mitzvah