Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a two year learning process; and we are incredibly proud that the vast majority of our young people stay on to help teach younger pupils who follow them on their B’nei Mitzvah journey.

We meet on Friday afternoon from 4.30 pm. Our curriculum hour follows a programme of teenage learning that grows out of the interests of our students. We want our young people to have a great time, make friends, and come away with a deeper Jewish identity, a strong understanding of the history and realities of Israel, and what it means to be a Reform Jew. We see ethical development as central to this process. The second hour of our programme sees our young people working one-to-one with older teenage helpers, who teach them a carefully chosen set of blessings and prayers, and their Bar or Bat Mitzvah portion. Steve Levenson oversees and carefully monitors this process. Rabbis Shulamit Ambalu and James Baaden offer individual tutoring to our young people to prepare for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah itself. Charley Katan, our youth worker, is part of the Friday team, offering our older teenagers a secure and challenging teenage space where they can develop their leadership skills. An extended team of skilled volunteers is also available to offer one-to-one support.

For more information or to enrol your child, please contact Steve Levenson on steve.levenson@shaarei-tsedek.org.uk

Photo credit:  Giselle Brosnahan

B’NEI MITZVAH GROUP TERM DATES and HOLIDAYS

For the Academic Year 2018-2019

TERM 1
TERM COMMENCESFriday 14th September 2018
B’nei Mitzvah Chavurah for all families
HALF TERM HOLIDAYFridays 19th and 26th October 2018
TERM ENDSFriday 14th December 2018
TERM 2
TERM COMMENCESFriday 11th January 2019
HALF TERM HOLIDAYFridays 15th and 22nd February 2019
TERM ENDSFriday 5th April 2019
TERM 3
TERM COMMENCESFriday 3rd May 2019
HALF TERM HOLIDAYFridays 24th and 31st May 2019
TERM ENDSFriday 12th July 2019

B’NEI MITZVAH GROUP TERM DATES and HOLIDAYS

For the Academic Year 2019-2020

Hang out time is from 4:30 pm. Jewish Studies begins promptly at 5:00 pm, followed by Hebrew and Kabbalat Shabbat service. The evening ends at 7:40 pm

 

TERM 1
           Barmitzvah of Oliver Linke                              Saturday 24 August 2019            23 Av, 5779
TERM COMMENCESFriday 13 September 2019
B’nei Mitzvah Chavurah for all familiesFriday 13 September 201913 Elul, 5779
            Batmitzvah of Elis HollandSaturday 14 September 201914 Elul, 5779
Selichot (late evening service)Saturday 21 September 201922 Elul, 5779
Rosh Hashanah ISunday 29 / Monday 30 September 201901 Tishrei, 5780
Rosh Hashanah IITues 1 October 201902 Tishrei, 5780
Kol NidreiTuesday 8 October 201910 Tishrei, 5780
Yom KippurWednesday 9 October 201910 Tishrei, 5780
Sukkot ISunday 13 / Monday 14 October 201915 Tishrei, 5780
Shemini Atzeret / Simchat TorahSunday 20 / Monday 21 October 201922 Tishrei, 5780
HALF TERM HOLIDAYFridays 18 and 25  October 2019
     Barmitzvah of Elliot Abrahams                                        Saturday 26 October 201927 Tishrei, 5780
            Batmitzvah of Maya Bruck                         Saturday 16 November 201918 Cheshvan, 5780
Chanukah (1st Candle)Sunday 22 December 201925 Kislev, 5780
Chanukah (8th Candle)Sunday 29 December 201902 Tevet, 5780
TERM ENDSFriday 13 December 2019
TERM 2
TERM COMMENCESFriday 10 January 2020
Barmitzvah of Dexter BrownSaturday 8 February 202013 Sh’vat, 5780
Tu BiSh’vatMonday 10 February 202015 Sh’vat, 5780
HALF TERM HOLIDAYFridays 14 and 21 February 2020
PurimMon 9 / Tues 10 March 202014 Adar, 5780
Barmitzvah of Max ShapirSaturday 21 March 202025 Adar,  5780
  
TERM ENDSFriday 27 March 2020
TERM 3
Pesach 1st Seder / 1st DayWednesday 8 / Thursday 9 April 202015 Nisan, 5780
Pesach 7th DayWednesday 15 April 202021 Nisan, 5780
Barmitzvah of Archie KaufmanSaturday 18 April 202024 Nisan. 5780
Erev Yom HashoahMonday 20 April 202027 Nisan, 5780
TERM COMMENCESFriday 24 April 2020
 Erev Yom Ha’AtzmautTuesday 28 April 202005 Iyar, 5780
Barmitzvah of Alexander Wilson SmithSaturday 2 May 202008 Iyar, 5780
HALF TERM HOLIDAYFridays 22 and 29 May 2020
Tikkun Leil / ShavuotThursday 28 / Friday 29 May 202006 Sivan, 5780
Batmitzvah of Amy MaltzSaturday 13 June 202021 Sivan, 5780
Batmitzvah of Nix LandsmanSaturday 27 June 202005 Tamuz, 5780
Barmitzvah of Barney GallopSaturday 4 July 202012 Tamuz, 5780
TERM ENDSFriday 10 July 2020
Barmitzvah Daniel Ehrabour TBC                                  Saturday 11 July 2020        19 Tamuz, 5780
Tish’a B’AvWednesday 29 /Thursday 30 July 202009 Av, 5780
  
Yamim Noraim 2020 / 5781
Rosh Hashanah IFriday 18 / Saturday 19 September 202001 Tishrei, 5781
Rosh Hashanah II      Sunday 20 September 202002 Tishrei, 5781
Kol Nidrei / Yom Kippur Sunday 27th / Monday 28 September 2020 10 Tishrei, 5781

SERVICE TIMES:

Erev Shabbat (evening) services commence at 6:45 pm.

Yom Shabbat (morning) services commence at 10:30am.

Festival services are usually at the same times as above, but please check the synagogue website or weekly emails for confirmation as changes are made from time to time.

Yamim Noraim (High Holy Day) service times are shown on your ticket and information booklet.