Bar Mitzvah translates literally as "son of the commandment." A boy attains his religious maturity and becomes responsible to fulfill all Torah commandments (mitzvot) at the age of 13. (A girl becomes equally responsible one year earlier, at the age of 12.)

This occasion is cause for great celebration and gratitude to G‑d, and hence the Bar Mitzvah ceremony. One becomes Bar Mitzvah automatically on one's thirteenth birthday, with or without a party!

This can be a daunting ordeal or a joyful, memorable and meaningful experience. Chabad can help to prepare for the transition to Jewish adulthood in a relaxed and friendly way. We assist in making this time meaningful and inspiring, so your child's Jewish identity will be reinforced and he will be proud of his heritage.




Bar Mitzvah  
Learn what it means to become a Bar Mitzvah and how to read from the Torah.  
Call or email Rabbi Yechiel Wilhelm about Bar Mitzvah Classes. 
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Bat Mitzvah 
Learn about our Jewish heritage, and the privilege of being a Jewish woman. 
Call or email Bat Sheva Lazar about Bat Mitzvah Classes.  
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