Bar and bat mitzvah mean, literally, “son and daughter of the commandment.”
In Reform synagogues, girls and boys, mark symbolic entry into Jewish adulthood at age 13. Boys and girls may conduct all or part of the service, read or chant the b’rachot over the Torah (an aliyah), read a section from the Torah portion for that week, read or chant the b’rachot for the haftarah, read a section from the haftarah, and deliver a sermon.
Here at Am Shalom Congregation Bar and Bat Mitvot are the culmination of participating in our Religious school program, a graduation of sorts. Our entire congregation rejoices in the student becoming a full adult member of the congregation with all the benefits and responsibilities that go with it.
Please contact the synogogue office for further information on registering your child in our school or booking your function.