At Kol HaLev we believe the B’nai Mitzvah is a commitment made by the child to embrace their Jewish identity and participate as an adult member of the Jewish community. The event sets the tone for a lifetime of passionate and meaningful Judaic involvement.
We work with parents and children to develop a course of preparation to make this a meaningful celebration. For some children, this means learning the traditional prayers and Torah reading, with the help of our expert tutors. Alternatively, this may mean a significant project of Jewish learning or of social action, culminating with a presentation to the community. We will work with you to develop a meaningful course of preparation for your child and your family.
Besides this course of study, we help you and your child prepare for this celebration through Shabbat Dinners, Shabbat Services, and family Holiday celebrations, through which your child learns our traditions, as well as develops a sense of being part of a larger Jewish community.
We are fortunate to offer the services of three loving and experienced educators who are happy to tutor your child, Ilissa Nelsen, Aliza Stein, and Rabbi David Siff. Our tutors are patient, warm, and friendly, are flexible with timing, and are happy to offer 30-minute, 60 minute, or longer tutoring slots, as many times a week as you want.
We look forward to helping you make this a meaningful & joyous process!