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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Requirements

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs at Beth Israel (note by stan: this page has now been incorporated into the Tallit and Tefillen page and is therefore redundant).



In order to have a Shabbat Bar/Bat Mitzvah a child must have attended religious school or its equivalent for six years. Members may schedule a Bar/Bat Mitzvah on any day on which the Torah is read, this includes Shabbat, Monday or Thursday morning, or on the morning of a Rosh Hodesh (the first day of a Hebrew month).

Two children may share a date and have their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs together and we encourage families to make such arrangements for their children if so desired.

Bar and Bat mitzvah dates are assigned by a committee of the BI Board of Directors in consultation with the Rabbi. For more information please call the office at 604 731-4161 or email info@bethisrael.ca.