Bar & Bat Mitzvah at the IJC is a journey

the transition from child to teenager is an important milestone in a child's life.
Prepare your child for the mosct important day of young adulthood. Give your child the tools he or she needs to properly navigate life as a responsible Jewish adult. IJC and Synagogue membership is not required.

What is is all about

Myth: A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is an event.
Fact: A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a person.
Myth: You go through a specific ceremony and “become Bar/Bat Mitzvah’ed”.
Fact: Becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah marks that you have reached a certain emotional maturity. It develops at age of 12 for a girl and at 13 for a boy. It happens with or without a party, a rabbi or a ceremony. (An adult may celebrate his/her commitment to Torah at any age in life, and that has become loosely termed as an “adult Bar Mitzvah”.)

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(1) Affiliated and non-affiliated are welcome
(2) Payment plans available
(3) No child will be turned away for lack of funds


Did you know that the Jewish calendar is lunar-based, as distinct from our American solar calendar?

Click HERE to find out the day of your birthday on the Jewish calendar.

Use the online form for questions about BAR/BAT MITZVAH