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If you've never had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and/or you want to expand your knowledge of Judaism, please join Temple Emanuel's Adult B'nai Mitzvah program. This two year course will culminate in an unforgettable B'nai Mitzvah service and celebration.
The Adult B'nai Mitzvah has been a cherished tradition at Temple Emanuel since the mid-1970s, when Rabbi Samuel Chiel and Hadassah Blocker, both of blessed memory, chose to offer this trailblazing opportunity to our members. Today, our clergy continue to offer this two year study program.
We now count more than 250 women and men, of all ages and backgrounds, who have taken on the joy and responsibility of learning to read Hebrew, the Torah and Haftorah, and study Jewish texts. Many of the graduates have become lay leaders in our congregation, and/or have studied for advanced degrees in Jewish fields, including a few who have become rabbis and cantors.
The next Adult B'nai Mitzvah course will begin in October 2014.
Students need to have basic Hebrew reading skills to join the class. If your Hebrew is rusty, or non-existent, then please register for the Learning to Read Hebrew class for adults beginning in March so you will be ready to sign up for the Adult B'nai Mitzvah program in 2014.