B-Mitzvah at The Shul of New York
The b-mitzvah, or bar or bat mitzvah, is a Jewish coming-of-age ceremony typically occurring at age 13 – although a ceremony can take place at any age. Along with an increasing number of synagogues and Jewish organizations, The Shul of New York uses the inclusive term b-mitzvah along with, or instead of, bar or bat mitzvah to recognize gender plurality.
The Shul of New York’s b-mitzvah program is designed to meet the diverse needs of each child and their family. We embrace each student as an individual with their own strengths, and truly believe that flexibility and creativity go hand-in-hand with learning the basics of Torah, prayer, and Jewish values.
Our primary goal is to have each b-mitzvah feel pride in their many accomplishments on the day of their ceremony, and to feel proud of being Jewish.
For more information, please see our B-Mitzvah Program description and Our Jewish Journey.
If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Rabbi Susan.