B'nai Mitzvah

A Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony marks an important step in the spiritual and communal development of a Jewish child. The ritual, which typically takes place at age 13, challenges Jewish children to examine the ways in which Judaism can shape their lives by engaging in acts of worship, Torah study, and Tikkun Olam (Changing the World), opening their eyes to the possibilities of lives filled with Jewish community, Jewish learning, and Jewish living.

Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah

March 2 - Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Joselson
Parents:  Yuri and Anna Joselson




March 30 - Bar Mitzvah of Maxwell Herbison
Parents:  Susan Steron & Gregory Herbison



April 6 - Bat Mitzvah of Melina Bellos
Parents:  Roni Jo and Jonathan Bellos



April 13 - Bar Mitzvah of Elijah Spokony
Parents:  Lisa and Benjamin Spokony



Parashat Ki Tisa

In this Torah portion, Moses stays with God on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. There, he is given the 10 Commandments on stone tablets. Fearing Moses will never return, the Israelites turn to Aaron, who demands that everyone bring him their gold, so he can make a golden calf. When Moses comes down the mountain and sees the people dancing around this idol, he smashes the tablets on the ground. God punishes with a plague all the Israelites who were involved. Moses builds a tent to be his meeting place with God.