Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A boy attains his religious maturity and becomes responsible to fulfill Torah commandments at the age of 13. A girl becomes equally responsible one full year earlier, at the age of 12, corresponding to her earlier maturation.

Bar Mitzvah means "Son of Mitzvah," which describes the young man now responsible to do all Mitzvot (commandments). Bat Mitzvah means "Daughter of Mitzvah," or the young woman now responsible to observe all of her Mitzvot.

Boys are called up to the Torah on the day of their Bar Mitzvah, reflecting their new status as adult participants in the prayers. Typically, the boy reads from the Torah and/or chants the Haftorah on his Bar Mitzvah.

This occasion is cause for great celebration and gratitude to G‑d, and hence the Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony.


Bar & Bat Mitzvah Program


Our program delves into the true meaning of this important day, giving your child a greater appreciation of a Jewish adult's responsibilities. You can celebrate with us, or at the location of your choice.

Private tutoring is also available.



Please call us at 703-820-2770
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