Bar/Bat Mitzvah means "son/daughter of the commandments," and celebrates the transition from childhood into Jewish adulthood.
When a boy turns 13 and a girl turns 12, they become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and are obligated in the commandments of Judaism. Are they ready to marry, drive a car and have a job? No. But becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah does mean that teens accept responsibility for their actions and for following the commandments of the Torah. This means making decisions. Perhaps their first decision will be what to do at their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
It is for this reason that 92Y offers a Bar/Bat Mitzvah program featuring an innovative, personal approach through the 92Y Connect Jewish After-School program.
With the help of our Rabbi as well as the input of parents, we will help your son or daughter to have a meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience.
For more information, email Rabbi David Kalb or call at 212.415.5767.