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Bar Mitzvah at Chabad

A special time for your son and family!

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Celebrations Matter!

Our aim is to ensure your son will always look back on his Bar Mitzvah as a highlight of his life, while also forever inspiring him to remain connected to his Jewish roots.

We understand the joy of an event that spotlights this wonderful moment in your child's life. We also know that Bar Mitzvah - and the special time leading up to it - can greatly strengthen your son's pride about being a Jew. The learning and connections that take place in preparing for Bar Mitzvah offer your son a precious opportunity to build his relationships with everyone in his support network, and most importantly, with G-d. And that is definitely worth celebrating!

Bar Mitzvah Prep School

  • 30 minute sessions with tutor
  • One-on-one training for the Bar Mitzvah service
  • Assistance with preparing a meaningful Bar Mitzvah speech
  • Learn what it means to become Bar Mitzvah - Applicable lessons for everyday life
  • 15 minute video sessions that can be watched at any time
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We believe that when parents are engaged in the Bar Mitzvah preparation process, children are more engaged. And now, more than ever, we've all come to appreciate the importance of nurturing our most precious relationships. With that in mind, we are pleased to offer the Bar Mitzvah Prep School, consisting of 20 video lessons to inspire family dialogue and story-sharing - bringing parents and sons together in their values and beliefs.

These lessons are intended for parents and sons to watch together at any time that is convenient. Each 15-minute lesson uses "kitchen table speak" and simple, real-world examples to keep your son engaged - always encouraging him to think about, talk about, and apply those lessons in his own life.

The Approach: WHY Matters

These lessons go well beyond the simple act of reciting concepts and dogma. They spotlight the "why" behind those concepts - explaining how key aspects of Judaism are relevant today - and why it matters and makes a difference.

We also believe that Judaism is timeless - and can positively impact every aspect of our lives.

The teachings of Judaism, though thousands of years old, remain highly impactful in our lives today. Just about every question, challenge, or opportunity we face today can be better understood and acted upon using classic, Jewish wisdom.

And this is precisely the "invitation" of The Bar Mitzvah Prep School - to encourage your son to use the gift of the timeless lens of Judaism to build confidence, his relationships, and a deeper understanding of his purpose in the world.

And that's really what this time in your son's life is all about!

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We believe that when parents are engaged in the Bar Mitzvah preparation process, children are more engaged. And now, more than ever, we've all come to appreciate the importance of nurturing our most precious relationships. With that in mind, we are pleased to offer the Bar Mitzvah Prep School, consisting of 20 video lessons to inspire family dialogue and story-sharing - bringing parents and sons together in their values and beliefs.

These lessons are intended for parents and sons to watch together at any time that is convenient. Each 15-minute lesson uses "kitchen table speak" and simple, real-world examples to keep your son engaged - always encouraging him to think about, talk about, and apply those lessons in his own life.

The Approach: WHY Matters

These lessons go well beyond the simple act of reciting concepts and dogma. They spotlight the "why" behind those concepts - explaining how key aspects of Judaism are relevant today - and why it matters and makes a difference.

We also believe that Judaism is timeless - and can positively impact every aspect of our lives.

The teachings of Judaism, though thousands of years old, remain highly impactful in our lives today. Just about every question, challenge, or opportunity we face today can be better understood and acted upon using classic, Jewish wisdom.

And this is precisely the "invitation" of The Bar Mitzvah Prep School - to encourage your son to use the gift of the timeless lens of Judaism to build confidence, his relationships, and a deeper understanding of his purpose in the world.

And that's really what this time in your son's life is all about!

Enhance & Customize Your Bar Mitzvah Prep

We also offer one-on-one training for the Bar Mitzvah service. A schedule will be created that works for your family, usually meeting once a week.

This includes:

  • Individual instruction on the Hebrew reading of the Torah/Haftarah portion
  • Preparation for the Torah Aliyah
  • Preparation of any prayers connected with the ceremony

We offer numerous options for the Bar Mitzvah, ranging from a traditional community Shabbos service to a private Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Each service can also accommodate different levels of participation by the Bar Mitzvah boy to ensure it will be a beautiful experience for all.

Some options are:

  • A traditional Shabbat Service
  • A weekday or Rosh Chodesh Service
  • A private Ceremony Event

Does your son need to learn how to read Hebrew? We've got you covered! We will provide your son with one-on-one Hebrew tutoring, and he will become an expert Hebrew reader.

We can assist your son in writing a meaningful speech to deliver at his Bar Mitzvah. Our support can be customized based on your needs. We will ensure that your son's speech reflects his authentic voice and is relatable to your family and friends who will be listening.