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B'nai Mitzvah

At Kol Ami, Bar and Bat Mitzvah are a joyous community celebration! Our students become B’nai Mitzvah on the bima during Shabbat morning services, surrounded by family, friends, and many supportive members of the congregation. They have the honour of leading a portion of the Shabbat morning service, chanting from the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah, and delivering a D’var Torah, a sermon on the Torah portion.

In the months leading up the “big day,” our B’nai Mitzvah students have the chance to work one-on-one with talented tutors who guide them in mastering the art of trop, or Torah cantillation. They also work closely with our Rabbi in researching and crafting a top-notch D’var Torah.

At Kol Ami, as in most Reform congregation in North America, both boys and girls are called to the Torah at age 13.

Kol Ami also offers a popular "Adult B'nai Mitzvah" program, through which adults can develop skills in Torah cantillation and leading prayer, and gain Jewish knowledge.

For more information about becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Kol Ami, please contact our office.


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