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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program

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

2019-2020 Program Orientation: CLICK HERE to register!

This orientation is for families who have either booked a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the coming 18 months (through December, 2020) or for families with girls ages 10-12 and/or boys ages 11-13 who have not yet booked their simcha. The orientation will go from 6:30-8:30 PM.  Please note that a pizza dinner will be served at 6:30, followed by the orientation at 7.  This orientation is to be attended by the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child and at least one parent/guardian.  We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, or to join the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, please email Rabbi David at 

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 at least once a month (Thursday evening programs at the synagogue, Sunday outings). 

The Clergy, together with the Director of Next-Gen Community and the Youth Coordinator, 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/bat mitzvah child for his/her 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 Rabbi David at  so he can add you to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah group list!

The Joseph & Sylvia 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 Rabbi David, 416-633-3838 x260 or

Tue, 7 July 2020 15 Tammuz 5780