When a Jewish boy turns 13, he has all the rights and obligations of a Jewish adult, including the commandments of the Torah. From this date, he will wear tefillin on a daily basis, complete a Minyan for prayer and Torah reading and take his place in the Jewish community.
This special milestone is often celebrated with a Shabbat morning ceremony in Shule and/or a tefillin wearing during the week and joyous party.
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A Jewish girl’s Bat Mitzvah is celebrated when she reaches the age of 12 and starts her journey as a young woman. She takes her place in the Jewish community and now has the rights and obligations of a Jewish adult, including the commandments of the Torah.
This special milestone is often celebrated with creative projects, meaningful gatherings and a joyous party.
Bat Mitzvah celebrations at Elwood can be a Friday night candle lighting service or an Havdalah service as Shabbat goes out. These make for lovely ceremonies in the presence of family and friends. Alternatively, the Bat Mitzvah can be celebrated on Shabbat during the service.
Contact Rivki to discuss your Bat Mitzvah journey!
We recommend booking your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah as soon as possible to ensure the date is available for your Simcha. Please contact the Shule office with any queries, 9531 1547. Rabbi Shmuel is more than happy to assist too.
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