The Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience at Kol Ami begins with engaging family workshops in the 6th grade and ends with a beautiful Bar/Bat Mitzvah Shabbat service close to the young person’s 13th birthday. Weekly services in Religious School prepare our children to confidently lead the Shabbat Service. Along the way the students work extensively in one-on-one sessions with our Rabbis, our Cantor and with their own individual tutor. Each student also takes on their own mitzvah project.


Bnai Mitzvot

Attending services for the first time at Kol Ami? Want to know what to expect? Read our Guide to Worship and you will feel right at home. Learn about participating in a Torah blessing.


Is your Bar or Bat Mitzvah approaching? Read our guide to Mitzvah projects. 


Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program

Learning for its own sake, as well as the opportunity to become an adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah, is encouraged. This two-year program includes a study of Jewish beliefs and practice, a conceptual introduction to holidays, life cycle rituals, great friendships, and the art of asking good questions. For more information on dates and times please contact the main office or one of our Rabbis.