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B'NAI MITZVAH

 

Congregation B’nai Israel joyfully welcomes young people to the bimah as they become B’nai Mitzvah.  As a community, we recognize and support this significant time in the spiritual growth of your family.  We offer guidance and support for all aspects of this Jewish rite of passage, with many opportunities for discussion and learning on a range of topics, from broad spiritual issues to more basic questions.

To begin the B’nai Mitzvah planning process, first contact our B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator and Assistant Director of Jewish Life, Molly Bajgot. Our B’nai Mitzvah Manual is being revised. Please call for information about how to plan your simcha at CBI.

Do not hesitate to contact Rabbi Justin David,  Director of Jewish Life, Rabbi Jacob Fine,  or Executive Director, Emily Kieval, for more information.

We look forward to working with you and your family to create this life cycle experience!

 

B'nai Mitzvah Date Request Form

 

Mazel tov! Believe it or not, we are already beginning to think about your child’s B’nai Mitzvah.

Submit this form to indicate your family's interest in your child's B'nai Mitzvah! This starts the process. Once submitted, you will hear from Emily Kieval, CBI Executive Director, at director@cbinorthampton.org about next steps.

Please don’t hesitate to email the office with any questions.
We are so excited to celebrate this milestone with you and your family!
 
We ask that each family become a member of Congregation B'nai Israel at the start of their child B'nai Mitzvah process. This supports our staffs ability to support your family through the process, and engages your family in the full breadth of CBI's community life.

If your family is not yet a member of CBI, you can become one easily by filling out our CBI Membership Form at a financial level that works for you.
We know that each family is unique and approaches this milestone with different questions. Please share a bit about yourselves.
Feel free to share your childs’ unique strengths, interests, and challenges.

Q: How do we choose a date for our B'nai Mitzvah?

A: Typically we celebrate B’nai Mitzvah after a young person turns thirteen. Some girls may choose to have their B’nai Mitzvah at the age of twelve. Feel free to discuss with our Executive Director or Rabbi about your choices and options. To get started, please rank your preferred dates for Shabbat morning dates below*:

Please list your Shabbat date preferences below.

*Please note that the following dates are unavailable: Shabbats that full during all of July, the High Holy Days, the last 2 weeks of December, Presidents Day weekend, and Thanksgiving Day weekend.
That's all! Thank you for taking the first step in preparing for your child's simcha (joyous occasion). We look forward to being in touch with you about next steps!

 

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Sun, January 24 2021 11 Shevat 5781