Bar/Bat Mitzvah

The center-piece of SCJ’s curriculum, conducted at ages 12-13, is the Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah.

It’s a moment to confront, explore and define who you are.

We will help your son or daughter do that through the Jewish prism, in an exploration spanning from the intellectual, to the linguistic and the musical. Our students enjoy the preparation, and love the day itself:

Alongside the standard studying for my torah portion, we spent entire appointments talking about things wholly different from your run-of-the-mill Bar Mitzvah experience – from reading Yiddish poetry and dabbling in modern Hebrew to learning Jewish history and discussing the culture and politics of Israel. The Bar Mitzva itself was the defining moment in which I finally came to the realization that I was fully embracing Judaism.


We had A LOT of fun. It really wasn’t like any of the other Hebrew schools I’d tried, and we really have some fond memories. It was a great experience.