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		                                    B'nai Mitzvah is a beginning.		                                </span>
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		                                    A time of growth.		                                </span>
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		                                    Remembering the past		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Our students read from our Holocaust Torah.</span>
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		                                    Continuing the Traditions of Our People,		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">From Generation to Generation</span>
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		                                    Making it a special time		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">of growth and enrichment, not only for the student, but for the family as a whole.</span>

Bnei Mitzvah

Continuing the Traditions of Our People, From Generation to Generation

Bnei Mitzvah is a beginning. Jewish law has fixed the age of thirteen (13) for boys and twelve (12) for girls as the beginning of adulthood. On the day of their Bnei Mitzvah, a child is called to the Torah, joins the community, and legally enters the stage of responsibility at that time. Being a Bnei Mitzvah means reaching the age of Jewish maturity and assuming the privileges, obligations and responsibilities of following the Mitzvot, the commandments of Jewish law.
This period of training and preparation can be a time of growth and enrichment, not only for the student, but for the family as a whole. The Bnei Mitzvah should be treated as a catalyst in your child’s life, the time for grappling with ideas and identities, both Jewish and secular. It is a time that can have deep significance and be of vital importance to your child’s development as an individual and a Jew.
Preparation for a Bnei Mitzvah begins when a child enters religious school. For three (3) years prior and during their Bnei Mitzvah year, every BneiMitzvah child must be enrolled in the Beth Am Jewish Learning Center (JLC) program or a Jewish day school.
Approximately seven (7) months prior to their BneiMitzvah date, each student is assigned a one-on-one tutor. Additionally, throughout a student’s 7th Grade year, they and their families are expected to attend a monthly Tafrit TNT class.
Please contact Bonnie Cohen at or call (858) 481-8454 if you have questions or need additional information.


Register for the 2022-2023 JLC school year

Thu, December 8 2022 14 Kislev 5783