OMJS is proud to offer a unique group B’nai Mitzvah program for students in Grade 7. Traditionally, the Bar or Bat Mitzvah rite is marked with being called to the Torah for an Aliyah for the first time. OMJS uses the year to explore with students what they value now and how that can guide them as Jewish adults. We discuss one’s relationship to G-d, what makes up a synagogue service, Jewish family treasures, writing a D’var Torah, and more.
This year-long course is coupled with private lessons to learn how to lead the service and read from the Torah. This group ceremony is customized to incorporate how each family finds meaning in this rite of passage and there are no “required” elements mandated for students. We aim to bring out the best in each student and help them shine!