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B'nai Mitzvah at shearith israel!

A Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration is one of the biggest occasions in a young person’s life. At Shearith Israel, we believe the primary focus for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah should be the learning, study and preparation while emphasizing the religious and spiritual significance of the event. Our goal is for each child to connect and embrace their Judaism, family, Israel and our broader Jewish community. All of these components come together to form the foundation of their adult Jewish Education! 

The goal of our congregation’s B’nai Mitzvah program is to be nurturing and caring toward your child and to create an environment which highlights the spiritual and religious experience of this milestone special event for your family. Our Journey to Adulthood (J2A) B’nai Mitzvah workshop series is a year-long program during which parents and children learn together and delve deeper into the meaning and practice of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Learn about our B'nai Mitzvah workshop series for students and their parents on the Journey to Adulthood (J2A) webpage:

Learn More about Journey to Adulthood

Questions? Please contact our Director of Youth Education, Sharon Graetz, at or 404.503.9906.


B'nai Mitzvah guide 

The coming of age ritual of B’nai Mitzvah captures all the many elements of our congregation’s mission and vision.  The purpose of this guide is to walk your family through the B’nai Mitzvah process at Shearith Israel, with practical resources and answers to common questions!  

Questions? Please reach out to Rabbi Kaiman ( or Sharon Graetz (sharon.graetz@shearithisrael.comfor more details!

The current B’NAI MITZVAH GUIDE edition is a major overhaul to previous versions, and includes a special addendum to reflect the practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines in particular are subject to frequent adjustment, as we learn more about the disease and work together with our medical team to create a meaningful and safe experience.

B'nai Mitzvah Guide

Tue, July 23 2024 17 Tammuz 5784