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B'nei Mitzvah

What is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

A Bar/Bat Mitzvah signifies that a person is prepared to accept the responsibilities of being a mature Jewish person.  While years of religious education and a full year of specific preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah leads up to this event, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah does not mark the completion of Jewish education.  Rather it is a milestone on the path of lifelong learning.  It is one act of participation in the Jewish community that continues throughout a person's life.

A bar or bat mitzvah is a community celebration at Congregation Rodeph Sholom.  Rabbi Kornworcel works closely with the student to ensure their bar or bat mitzvah is a meaningful and empowering experience.   Bar and Bat Mitzvah students are prepared to lead the congregation in prayer, read from the Torah and Haftorah, and deliver a d'var Torah from the bimah to share insights from their parsha (Torah portion).

To discuss your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah and schedule your child's simcha at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, please contact the Rodeph Sholom office at 813-837-1911.

B'nei Mitzvah Date Preference

To view a list of the possible B'nei Mitzvah dates for the 2022 school year click here.

Please complete this form by ranking your top 5 preferences only.  Please rank only the dates you would prefer by adding the numbers 1 - 5 with 1 being your top preference and 5 being your lowest preference.

Once the deadline for submission has passed, all results will be taken into account and a master schedule created.  All efforts will be made to secure your first choice, but please understand you are submitting requests, not reservations.  You will be notifed via email when dates are finalized.

If you have any questions or concerns, click here to email Jan Stern, Acting Education Director.

Mazel Tov on your upcoming simcha and we look forward to sharing many more with you and your family at Rodeph Sholom.

Thu, September 29 2022 4 Tishrei 5783