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Bas Mitzvah hand book

Bas Mitzvah hand book

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Introduction

 

In Judaism the bat mitzvah marks a most significant stage in the life of a young woman. As she grows older, she will constantly reflect on this momentous occasion as a major part of her maturing process. It is this turning point as which a mere girl is suddenly transforms into a Jewish adult.

 

Feeling the pride of being a full-fledged member of the Jewish nation.

Identifying with her essence in a strong and positive manner.

Realizing she is an integral part of our beautiful tradition and rich heritage. This feeling and commitment ultimately serves to inspire her to constantly recognize her privilege and responsibilities to her self, fellow human beings and above all to G‑d.

 

 

At Chabad of the East Valley the bat mitzvah celebration are a faithful to the beauty and authenticity of Jewish tradition. A ceremony, which will bring your daughter to deep recognition and appreciation of her special role as a Jewish woman and as a future mother of Israel.

 

The following bas mitzvah information guide will outline the aspects, options and policies as Chabad

. Adjustments in the program can often be accomplished by consulting the rabbi, your daughter bas mitzvah is accommodated by consulting destined to be one of true joy as well as an event she will fondly cherish and look back on for the rest of her life.

 

Date & ceremony

 

Perpetration for a bas mitzvah takes 6-8 months, in order to properly prepare and plan your special day, clear the dates you wish to reserve and choose the ceremony that best fits your needs, you need to call the office to se up an appointment with rabbi Mendy Deitsch a minimum of 12 months prior to the bas mitzvah date.

 

 

A bas mitzvah ceremony can be held on Friday night, Saturday morning, service Saturday evening Havdala ceremony, Sunday afternoon or evening.]]]

 

 

Bat mitzvah requirements    all girls seeking to have their bas mitzvah at Chabad

Must fulfill the following requirements:

1 successfully completes the bat mitzvah discovery course.

2. Successfully complete the bat mitzvah tutoring with the rabbi
2. Acquire a Chumash with English translation

4. Attend 10 Shabbat services prior to her bas mitzvah.

 

 

 

Education – 1. Bas mitzvah discovery course

 

All bas mitzvah girls must attend our bas mitzvah discovery courses this fifteen week course that runs every year from November till may the classes are Tuesday nights and are led Shternie and Mendy Deitsch

 

The girls study and research many important fascinating aspects of Judaism and the vital role the woman plays in it.

In addition the course will prepare them foe their actual bas mitzvah ceremony.  

 

The bas mitzvah discovery course includes the following:

 

 

  1. The meaning of a bat mitzvahs a deep appreciation and understanding of this transformational life cycle event. (Decide how many weeks)

 

  1. ani ma'amin the 13 principles of faith- an in depth study of the 13 principles of faith authored by rabbi Moses of maimon. These principles are the fundamentals that define our faith. It is recited in Hebrew and or English as part of the bas mitzvah ceremony

 

 

  1. aishes chayal a woman of valor- a detailed analysis of one of the most famous chapters of proverbs written by king Solomon more the 2500 years ago this chapter written about his mother out lines the role of the Jewish woman. It is recited in Hebrew or English or both as part of the bas mitzvah ceremony.

 

  1. Jewish women in history

A comprehensive study of the role of Jewish women throughout history with relevant lessons for life in the 21st century. (Each girl will choose a Jewish hero to prepare an essay on)

  1. Special mitzvoth and holidays connected with Jewish woman

This unit will include a hand on learning experience of the following mitzvoth: Shabbat candles Jewish family life, challah, and the Jewish home. (Kashrus, mezuzah and peace in the home) Tzedaka, each girl will choose one or more of the above mitzvoth to be her mitzvah project for her bas mitzvah) and the following holidays Shabbat and Rosh Hashanah.

 

  1. Ahavat yisrael love for a fellow Jew.

 

 

This unit will focus on and develop a sense of responsibility, for the people around us and especially for the Jewish brothers and sisters and for the land of Israel, (each girl will choose a chased project for her bat mitzvah.)

 

We will provide a special binder in which will be recorded all the above-mentioned studies and accomplishments as they are fulfilled.

In addition a certificate will be issued upon completion of the course.

 

Education. 2 private training with the rabbi

 

In order to personalize and prepare your daughter for her bas mitzvah ceremony she will need training with the rabbi.

Your daughter will meet with the rabbi once a week for a minimum of two months depending on the type of ceremony you have chosen.

During these session she will practice the Hebrew she will be reciting at her bas mitzvah as well as preparing the various speeches and insights she will be delivered at her bas mitzvah.

 

The service

 

If you have chosen to have your ceremony on Friday evening or the Saturday morning service, the services will be traditional with men and women sitting separately divided by a mechitzah a divider, please note that during the Kiddush or reception, there is no separation between men and women.

 

Al prayer books are in Hebrew and English, all announcements, speeches and sermons are made in English.

 

Photo graphs if your ceremony is on Friday evening or Shabbat there cannot be any picture taken at the ceremony, however you are welcome to come on a weekday for a photo and video session.

 

 

Catering our faculty can accommodate a Kiddush and or reception the family should sponsor at least a Kiddush

Menus can range from simple to deluxe depending on the families choice.

 

To organize a Kiddush Mrs. Deitsch must be contacted for consultation about menu and other details

 

Cost

 

The cost is as follows:

Bas mitzvah discovery course $200

Private training with rabbi 45 minutes weekly $160

                                    30 minutes weekly $120 per month

Set up and clean up $100

 

Invitations

 

We will provide assistance and samples for the wording of the bat mitzvah invitations a copy of the invitation must be submitted prior to printing of the invitations

 

Suggestions

  1. Donate a gift to the synagogue to have a long lasting memory of the bat mitzvah
  2. 3. Mother, father or both should attend services with the bat mitzvah girl.
  3. 3. Mother, father, or both should attend training sessions with the bat mitzvah girl.         
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