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Bar Mitzvah Lessons

  • Bar Mitzvah Lessons Registration Form

  • BAR MITZVAH SERVICE

    A typical Bar Mitzvah service includes:
     
    ♦ Prayer service
    ♦ Reading of the Torah and/or Haftorah and appropriate blessings
    ♦ Traditional songs
    ♦ Speeches delivered by the Rabbi, the Bar Mitzvah boy and parents.
    ♦ Kiddush
     
    The Bar Mitzvah boy may do as much as lead the entire service and read the Torah and Haftorah or as little as just being called up to the Torah for an Aliyah (2 blessings) or anything in between. This will be determined by both the boys’ level of Hebrew knowledge and time remaining before Bar Mitzvah. Most Bar Mitzvah boys who graduate Chabad Hebrew School are called up for an Aliyah and read the Torah or Haftrorah and its blessings.
     
    TUTORING

    The Bar Mitzvah boy will need to work with a private tutor/Rabbi (either Rabbi Kramer or any qualified teacher) to learn how to read from the Torah and/or Haftorah and put on Tefillin etc. During this time they will also learn the meaning and background behind many of the Bar Mitzvah traditions and rituals. We endeavor to make the Journey as enjoyable, stimulating and as meaningful as possible.
     
    MITZVAH PROJECT

    The Bar Mitzvah boy is encouraged to choose a Tzedaka or Mitzvah project, (such as volunteering his time or raising Money for a charitable organization) in honor of his Bar Mitzvah. We will discuss the Mitzvah Project concept during our first few lessons.
     
    CEREMONY OPTIONS

    Shabbat Morning Service:
    9:00 am Service begins
    9:30 am Time to indicate for guests to arrive
    10:00 am   Opening of the Ark
                        The Bar Mitzvah boy recites 3 verses and carries the Torah to the Bimah
    10:30 am     Reading of the Torah Portion
                        The Bar Mitzvah boy recites a portion of the Torah-reading with its                     cantillation as part of our Shabbat morning service.
    11:15 am   Speech.
                        The Bar Mitzvah boy addresses the audience, incorporating lessons from                     his readings and Mitzvah Project
    12:00 pm   Kiddush
                       The Bar Mitzvah family sponsors a Kiddush or a full luncheon. please                     contact the office at 561-487-2934 to book
    12:30 pm    Parents speech 
                        Parents and other family members are welcome to share speeches during                     the Kiddush
     
    Jewish Law prevents us from allowing pictures on Shabbat. However, you are welcome to schedule a weekday photo and video session. Photos and videos are permitted at weekday/Sunday events.

    [Advantage of this service is that it very traditional and the involvement of the congregation lends itself to a very genuine and joyous celebration.]
     
    Weekday Minyan Service:
    The weekday morning service begins at 7:00am, it includes Torah reading with 3 Aliyot and Torah Portions, the laying of Teffilin, as well as additional prayers and speeches. The service is approximately 60 minutes long. You may choose to have a weekday Bar Mitzvah on a Monday or Thursday.
     
    [Many choose this option in addition to the Shabbat morning service]
     
    Weekday Private Service:
    The weekday Shacharit (morning or early afternoon) service includes Torah reading with 3 Aliyot and Torah Portions, the laying of Teffilin, as well as additional prayers and speeches. The service is approximately 75 minutes long.

    You may choose to have a weekday Bar Mitzvah on a Monday, Thursday, or Rosh Chodesh (1st day of Hebrew month.) which can sometimes fall out on a Sunday. Days like Memorial Day, Presidents Day, Thanksgiving Day and Labor Day might work for your family. 10 Jewish men will be needed to choose this option.
     
    [Advantage of this service is convenience for observant family members to drive as opposed to Shabbat. Photography, Video and microphones are permissible to be used which they cannot be on Shabbat. Rabbi can travel to any location of your choosing for service.]
     
    ADDITIONAL INFO

    ♦ Bar Mitzvah should be held on or anytime shortly after 13th birthday (according to
    Hebrew birthday).
     
    ♦ He should attend Hebrew School program as well as the Bar Mitzvah lessons (as needed).
     
    ♦ Family will need to purchase Tefillin and Bar Mitzvah boy will learn how to don them with the Rabbi.
     
    ♦ Aliyot and additional honors are traditionally bestowed on the family and close friends of the Bar Mitzvah family.
     
    ♦ A Bar Mitzvah Certificate will be given upon the completion of the Bar Mitzvah.
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  • Payment:
    50% at start of lessons. Remainder at the conclusion. 

  • Lessons:
    There are three lesson time slots each day, Monday to Thursday. Please select your preferred lesson date and time.
    Please select at least two time slots below:

  • For more information please reach out to Rabbi Kramer on his cell at 561-562-1367

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