A bar or bat mitzvah is an important milestone for Jewish children as they reach their thirteenth birthday. Temple Emanuel’s comprehensive program for religious school students includes prayer classes, Haftarah classes and special parent/child meetings with the Rabbi, all in preparation for a meaningful and unforgettable bar or bat mitzvah.
Prayer class — Meets 1/week for 10 months before the student’s bar/bat mitzvah
Torah preparation — Meets 1/week for 6 months before the student’s bar/bat mitzvah,
Wednesday evenings during religious school classes.
Summer schedule varies.
Parent/child meetings with Rabbi Dean — by appointment.
You will be contacted to schedule four one-hour meetings.
Bimah practice session with cantorial soloist — two weeks before bar/bat mitzvah
Prerequisite: Three years of Jewish education to include two years immediately before the bar/bat mitzvah
Temple members only. Learn more about joining Temple Emanuel of Tempe.
Registration required: Contact us on your child’s 11th birthday