Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation

With ten years of experience teaching in Jewish day and high schools, and as a father of a brood of kids, I have my finger on the pulse of the kinds of issues and approaches that excite children about Jewish learning.  Over a period of six months prior to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah, we will jointly

  • select a topic/topics for our focus
  • decide on the texts we will be using to research the topics
  • delve into the texts and attempt to cull the relevant messages for the young man or woman
  • create a Dvar Torah that will capture the essence of what we've learned

Bar Mitzvah boys are encouraged to contact Hazzan Nuna, who will guide them in learning their Perasha.  Depending on the Torah portion and the amount the Bar Mitzvah wishes to read, preparation for this part of the Bar Mitzvah may take up to a full year.