Bar Mitzvah - Bat Mitzvah
Bar Mitzvah (Hebrew: בַּר מִצְוָה, bar mitzvah) and Bat Mitzvah (Hebrew: בַּת מִצְוָה, bat mitzvah) are Jewish coming of age rituals. Bar "בַּר" is a Jewish Babylonian Aramaic word meaning son, in Hebrew it's Ben "בֵּן". Bat "בַּת" is Hebrew for girl, and Mitzvah "מִצְוָה" is a commandment and a law. According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys become 13, they become responsible for their actions and become a Bar Mitzvah (plural: B'nai Mitzvah). The age for girls is 12-18. In addition to being considered responsible for their actions from a religious perspective, B'nai mitzvah may be counted towards a minyan (prayer quorum) and may lead prayer and other religious services in the family and the community. The age of B'nai Mitzvah was selected because it roughly coincides with physical puberty. Prior to a child reaching Bar or Bat Mitzvah, the child's parents hold the responsibility for the child's actions. After this age, children bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition, and ethics and are able to participate in all areas of Jewish community life.
B'nai Mitzvas Tutoring ServicesI have a great deal of both personal and professional experience which makes me eminently qualified to work with Jewish children in preparation for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. I offer a wide variety of services based on the individual needs of each family I work with. The relationship begins with a consultation, during which I decide the best method of teaching the student. I personally tutor each student in person or via email and provide them with all the necessary materials.
Information Needed for Bar Mitvahs
- English name of the Bar Mitzvah boy.
- Hebrew name of the Bar Mitzvah boy.
- English and Hebrew name of the Father.
- English and Hebrew name of the Mother.
- Date of the Bar Mitzvah
- Place of the Bar Mitzvah
- Number of people attending (Yarmulkas) for men