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Students receive individualized preparation to become bar or bat mitzvah under the guidance and support of the education department, clergy, lay leaders, and mentors.

In our b'nai mitzvah program, students:

  • prepare to lead the Shabbat service in which they become bar or bat mitzvah
  • learn to read or chant Torah and Haftarah portions
  • learn about, and participate in, social action programs and projects

Temple Sinai looks forward to preparing your child to be called to the Torah as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. In preparation, your child will start one-on-one sessions with Rabbi Cohen, Cantorial Soloist Heather, or temple assigned tutor approximately 6 months before his or her Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Call our office to reserve the date for your simcha.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah


Some Jewish adults did not have the opportunity to celebrate becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah with a service at the age of thirteen. At Temple Sinai, our clergy leads a small group of adults in the study of Jewish history and tradition, theology, Hebrew, Torah reading or chanting, and haftarah reading or chanting. The class culminates in the participants' conducting a Shabbat morning service. If you are interested in participating in the next B'nai Mitzvah class, please Email Rabbi here  or call the temple office at 702-254-5110