Welcome to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Process. The next few years promise to be very exciting for you and your family. We say that our Torah is an Eytz Chayim, a Tree of Life. As your child embarks on the path towards becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, it is as if a new bud forms on this holy tree-a bud that will flower on the day your child celebrates his/her becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. This flower, of course, serves as proof that the Tree of Life is growing. As you begin this journey with your child, you help to strengthen the Tree of Life. And it is our hope that you all will continue to do so long after your child becomes a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
All of us at Ramat Shalom are excited to celebrate this important rite of passage with you. May this experience deepen your connection to Judaism and your roots here at Ramat Shalom.
This manual contains a great deal of information related to becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Ramat Shalom. Please read it carefully and hold on to it. You will refer to it a great deal as you get closer to your Bar/Bat Mitzvah service.
We look forward to working with your family.
Rabbi Andrew M. Jacobs
Cantor Natalie M. Young
Please read this manual thoroughly. After you do so, please sign the bottom of this form and return it to the office by October 1st, 2012.
All questions concerning the Bar/Bat Mitzvah process, except questions related to financial and/or administrative issues, should be directed to the B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator, Beth Michell, who can be reached at 954.424.3164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All financial questions should be directed to our Bookkeeper, Nancy Wyman, who can be reached at 954.472.3600 or email@example.com.
All administrative questions should be directed to the Synagogue office, at 954.472.3600.