Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program

Begins Each Fall (for simchas up to 1.5 years away)

2016-2017 Program Dates (click the program date to register):

Thursday November 3       |        Sunday November 27           |        Friday December 9

Monday December 19       |        Thursday January 19            |          Thursday February 9

Thursday March 9                |        Thursday April 6                     |         Thursday May 25

For more information, or to join the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program (for those families with children becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah through December 2017), please email Dale,

Welcome to Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program! Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah can be both exciting and overwhelming. That’s why we’ve developed our wonderful program. This year we’ve revamped our program to create a cohesive bond between Bar/Bat Mitzvah youth and the synagogue. This year’s program includes family Friday night dinners and Shabbat luncheons as well as hands on learning opportunities for your child once a month (Thursday evening programs at the synagogue, Sunday outings). 

The Clergy, together with the Youth Director, lead the interactive Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program with discussions and field trips. This program creates a true sense of Jewish identity and Jewish pride to help prepare the bar mitzvah child for his upcoming milestone. The year-long program begins each fall and must be attended before the simcha. The Beth Emeth Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program is a mandatory prerequisite for all bar/bat mitzvah celebrants.

Please note that if you would like to participate in the program and it is midyear, email Dale,, so she can add you to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah group list!

The Joseph & Syliva Lichtman Twinning Program

As part of your Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience, we encourage everyone to consider participating in the Joseph and Sylvia Lichtman Twinning Program. 

Please speak to the office about how to purchase a paving stone dedicated in honour of a child. You may also go directly to the Yad Vashem web site and search for a child to twin with. Please see also the Children's Garden page for more information.    

The Samuel Edelstein Children's Garden honours and celebrates the memory of the children who perished in the Shoah. This landmark tribute will serve to honour the indomitable Jewish spirit represented by each child. For more information contact the synagogue office or speak with Tanya Werger, 416-633-3838 x288 or

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