Welcome: Bar Mitzvah
Description: Bar Mitzvah means 'Son of Commandment. A Jewish bot becomes Bar Mitzvah when he reaches the age of thirteen and one day. From then on he is regarded as an adult in the Jewish community. All synagogues hold Bar Mitzvah ceremonies for boys. Before he becomes Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish boy attends classes given by the rabbi at the synagogue to prepare him for his new responsibilities as an adult in the Jewish community. He is taught to wear tefillin and tallit for weekdays prayers and he has to study the scriptures and the history of the Jewish people. Some Jewish children attend Jewish schools where they are able to receive their religious education. Here the boys are prepared for Bar Mitzvah in school hours.In the week leading up to his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish boy learns to recite a passage from the Torah.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: Professional Skills
Keywords: Tallit,Tefillin,Bar Mitzvah,Rabbi,Torah
Author(s): Latoya Reid