Bnei Mitzvah Program


Kehillat Veahavta's Bar & Bat Mitzvah Program is open to all!


It includes:


  • A weekly, 10-week group course for the Bnei Mitzvah participants, plus two sessions with parents, led by Rabbi Elisha Wolfin and the Program Coordinator, Aviva Freedberg.  
  • Individualized assistance in learning the parasha!
  • Learning the Trope ("Taame Mikra") with Aviva
  • One-on-one assistance by Rabbi Elisha in writing a personalized drasha
  • Lessons in the ceremony of putting on Tefillin, prior to the Aliyah L'Torah
  • Individual sessions are also held between rabbi Elisha, the ben or bat mitzvah, and the family of the participant, culminating in a wonderful, individualized bar / bat mitzvah either at Kehillat Veahavta or at a location of the family's choice.  


The ceremony may be held at Kehillat Veahavta's synagogue, or elsewhere in the greater Zichron Yaakov area.

There is also a special Bar and Bat Mitzvah program for those living overseas who wish to have their Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Israel in or near Zichron Yaakov.


For additional information and/or to set up a meeting to discuss your celebration, please contact Aviva Freedberg at  050-480-6400  or via email:




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