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Bat Mitzvah guidlines

Bat Mitzvah guidlines

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Requirements for the Bat mitzvah girl:


  1. The ceremony will consist of a Jewish concept.
  2. The BM girl will make a speech and will conduct certain prayers.
  3. If she is fluent in hebrew reading weekly lessons will begin eight months prior to the BM, if she can’t read Hebrew, weekly lessons will begin one year prior to the BM. Parents are welcome to join the BM lessons.
  4. The BM will be required to attend Shabbat morning Services at least twice a month prior to the BM. Her family is encouraged to attend with her.

She will be required to take on a Mitzvah project; the choice and details will be worked out with the Rebbetzin.

5. The BM is required to sign a contact with the Rabbi and her parents taking responsibility of her commitments for this special day.

Focus of the BM lessons;

  1. The personal lessons with the Rebbetzin will focus on; Hebrew reading [if need be], a general knowledge of Jewish history and customs, mitzvoth exclusively for women and preparation to deliver a D’var Torah/Speech at the ceremony.
  2. If necessary, a recording will be made for the BM girl to practice with of the reading parts for the BM ceremony. The studies will include four main subjects; BM significance and details, general Jewish history, Halacha and specific Torah topics related to a teenager.

Ceremony;

1. The BM Ceremony if on Shabbat will take place at Chabad of Pembroke Pines or another Chabad facility.

2. If it is on a Sunday/ weekday it can be held at other locations to be determined.

3. A Kiddush – buffet lunch will follow the ceremony. All food must be ordered directly from a Glatt Kosher establishment. If you have special requests for additional food items to be included please consult the Rabbi at least three months prior to the Bat mitzvah.

4. The printing of Kippas, benshers, invitations etc. are all at the discretion of the BM family, however all items/invites should be shown to the Rabbi in advance.

Batmitzvah Costs;

$1000

  1. Membership - $770
  2. 2 or 3 preparatory lessons - $45 [45 minute lesson].
  3. Shul Service and set up/removal - $100.
  4. Building Fund Contribution: Being that Chabad does not charge building fund dues, and are available to all Jews from all walks of life, we request that the family consider a significant contribution to the Shul building campaign.

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