Celebrating B'nai Mitzvah

Recognition of the achievements of our young members as they embark on lives of Jewish responsibility is an important and serious activity of our congregation. Our B'nai Mitzvah program at Kol Ami is guided by the following principles:

Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies are not private events, but rather sacred communal celebrations. Despite the fact that they are regular congregational Shabbat services, we honor this sanctity by celebrating them joyously, and in a way that reflects the momentous nature of the day.

These communal celebrations, like all others, succeed best when they are a team effort. The CKA staff and lay leaders look forward to working in partnership with you to help make this event a joyous and memorable one for your family and for our entire community, too.

Rather than an endpoint of education and Jewish observance, the Bat/Bar Mitzvah is an important transition point to adult participation in the life of the synagogue. We encourage and expect our youth to take advantage of the continuing educational, social, and religious offerings of Kol Ami in the years following this important milestone.