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B'nai Mitzvah - Celebrating

The most essential aspect of becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the child’s spiritual step forward to assume his/her role and responsibilities as a Jewish adult. The community’s welcoming of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah as a Jewish adult is also important, and for that reason it is our custom and policy for the family to participate in and host the congregation at a celebratory meal, the Kiddush, immediately following the service.

Parties & Celebrations

Any celebration in addition to the Kiddush is “icing on the cake” — your child’s step forward into Jewish adulthood is what truly matters. There is no pressure to host a party beyond a Kiddush lunch. However, if you choose to have a party or other celebration as well, you may wish to consider:

  • Saturday evening party (beginning with Havdalah or one hour after sundown)
  • Party anytime on Sunday
  • Sunday brunch for family and friends
  • Friday night dinner for family and out-of-town guests
  • Afternoon luncheon following Kiddush
  • Family trip to Israel

More Essential Information

Please see our extensive B'nai Mitzvah Handbook for all the other important details, including:

  • Invitations
  • Sharing Simchot
  • Program Booklets
  • Facilities
  • Food
  • Flowers
  • Photography
  • Kippot
  • Sanctuary Etiquette
  • And more
Fri, April 19 2019 14 Nisan 5779