Bar/Bat Mitzvah

In accordance with our policy of gender equality, both girls and boys may read from the Torah after their 13th birthday according to the Jewish calendar. An interview with Rabbi Larry Tabick should be arranged at least one year before the intended date. The child will be required to attain a good standard of Hebrew and Jewish knowledge before the actual Bar or Bat Mitzvah training can begin.

Although every effort is made to provide full tuition for preparation for Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Sunday mornings alone are not sufficient for this. Therefore, extra tuition with Rabbi Tabick has to be arranged at mutual convenience, for which he charges a reasonable fee. (If preferred or necessary, a teacher from outside Shir Hayim may be engaged, with our Rabbi’s  approval.)

Contact Rabbi Larry Tabick for more information.