The Ceremony

  • In modern practice, the bar mitzvah ceremony usually requires much more preparation and participation on the part of the boy, who will work with a Rabbi and/or Cantor for months (or years) studying for the event. While the exact role he plays in the service will vary between the different Jewish movements and synagogues it usually involves some or all of the elements below:

    • Leading specific prayers or the entire service during a Shabbat service or, less commonly, weekday religious service.
    • Reading the weekly Torah portion during a Shabbat service or, less commonly, weekday religious service. Often the boy will learn and use the traditional chant for the reading.
    • Giving a speech about the Torah and/or Haftarah reading.
    • Completing a tzedakah (charity) project leading up to the ceremony to raise money or donations for a charity of the bar mitzvah’s choice.
A shabbat service for Noah's bar mitzvah ceremony will be held 

Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:00 am   Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria in the Quorum Ballroom, followed by brunch in the Vista Ballroom.




***We also have a block of rooms reserved at the Marriott Quorum for our out of town guests.***
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