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The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Handbook

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The requirements for Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda are expectations that we feel can be achieved by every candidate. 

At Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda we see the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience as part of a continual commitment to the essentials which make up our Jewish heritage and tradition.  We would like the experience of Bar/Bat Mitzvah to be expressed within the family unit as well as the synagogue. We hope that the entire family will suppport, encourage and participate together with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah in this significant stage of transition, from childhood to adolescence and maturity. 

Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah means "one is obligated to fulfill the commandments. It is both a privilege and a great responsibility.  It is a milestone which requires much hard work and discipline. This booklet will help you on your road to becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and a mature participant within the Jewish community.

Since 2012, Bat Mitzvah candidates and their families who desire Torah reading as a centerpiece of the Bat Mitzvah experience may schedule a private family service on a Monday, Thursday, or another weekday when the Torah is read.  These, like all bar/Bat Mitzvah services, are scheduled with the office and must be approved by the Rabbi. 

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

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