Bnai Mitzvah FAQs

Q : How will my child learn his/her parts?
Students have weekly individual lessons with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah coordinator.

Q : When does the training start?
Individual lessons begin about ten or eleven months before the scheduled Bar/Bat Mitzvah date.

Q : My child attends overnight camp. What happens when he/she is away all summer?
A student with an early fall date starts lessons early enough to complete the work before the summer. Many students have weekly phone lessons with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah coordinator to maintain proficiency.

Q : My child is shy and does not like speaking in front of a group. What can we do?
Each student has two rehearsals on the bimah with the Cantor, as well as the opportunity to chant Torah once or twice at morning minyan during the week prior to the Shabbat service. These opportunities ensure that each student is comfortable standing in front of the congregation.

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