Bat Mitzvah Discovery Course


As girls approach the age of Bat Mitzvah, preparations for their big day begin. Our course on basic Jewish traditions and Bat Mitzvah training includes stimulating discussions and presentations on intriguing areas of Jewish life that the children will not have encountered in Hebrew School or dayschool. These sessions will provide the child with valuable information that will prepare them for a most meaningful Bat Mitzvah.  This program will ignite in them a love and pride in their Judaism and will help them define who they are as Jews.

For 11-1/2 to 13 year olds, 6th and 7th graders.


The Bat Mitzvah Discovery Course includes the following:

  1. The Meaning Of Bat Mitzvah - A deep appreciation and understanding of this transformational life cycle event.

 2. Aishet Chayil - A Woman of Valor - A detailed analysis of one of the most famous chapters of proverbs, written by King Solomon more than 2500 years ago. This chapter written about his mother outlines the role of the Jewish Woman.  (It is recited in Hebrew and English as part of the Bat Mitzvah ceremony).

 3. Jewish Women In History - A comprehensive study of the role of Jewish women throughout history with relevant lessons for life in the 21st century. (Each girl will choose a Jewish heroine to prepare an essay on).

 4. Special Mitzvot and Holidays Connected with Jewish Women - This unit will include a hands-on learning experience of the following Mitzvot: Shabbat Candles, Jewish Family Life, Challah, The Jewish Home (Kashrut, Mezzuzah and Peace In The Home), Tzedakah. (Each girl will choose one or more of the above Mitzvot to be her Mitzvah project for her Bat Mitzvah) and the following holidays:  Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh.

Please contact us for the schedule and more information.