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Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class
Sunday, March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that, starting this February, the JCA will form its first adult b’nai mitzvah cohort since 2014! Whether you did not grow up Jewish, did not have a substantial bat or bar mitzvah experience as a teen, or feel like you have been missing something significant in your engagement with our tradition, this program represents a great opportunity to make up for lost time.In addition, experiencing the ritual of Jewish maturity as an adult means bringing to it all of the life wisdom not available at a younger age. Whatever your reason, we hope you will consider being a part of this group.
There are some requirements. Over the course of fifteen months, adult b’nai mitzvah candidates will be expected to learn the basics of Hebrew reading, Torah cantillation, and prayer leading. They will need to commit to monthly meetings with Rabbi Weiner and other teachers within our community, at which the group will delve into issues of Jewish philosophy, spirituality, and practice. Candidates will have to be available to be called to the Torah as a bat or bar mitzvah on May 30, 2020, the Shabbat immediately following Shavuot.
We hope this process will serve many within our community as a gateway to a new dimension of Jewish life! See the Adult Education Brochure for more information.