Tag Archives: B’nai Mitzvah

Divrei Torah from Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Last Shabbat, we celebrated with ten (a minyan!) students who were called up to the Torah as adult b’nai mitzvah. This group studied together weekly for 18 months. They learned prayers to lead the service, they read from the Torah, and each of them prepared a d’var Torah on the week’s parashaShemot.

The service was incredible for so many reasons. It was a special event. At the service, we passed out booklets that had all of their divrei Torah printed in it for people to read and enjoy. I would be remiss if I didn’t share their words, though, in a more open space. So, starting today and for the next ten days, I’m going to post one of their divrei Torah here on our synagogue blog. Read through them. I think you’ll enjoy them. Their perspectives are remarkable, and prove that there really are shivim panim ba-Torah, at least seventy faces to Torah.


Anticipating Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Remember how anxious you got when you became bar or bat mitzvah? A number of our students recently talked about the things they are both most excited about and most nervous about when it comes time to reach this milestone.

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Last Shabbat’s Inspiration

Last Shabbat’s Inspiration

Last week, our community was not able to come together for Shabbat evening because of the shelter-in-place order that was in effect for Newton, Boston, Brookline, and other communities in the greater Boston area. After that though, we experienced a powerful Shabbat morning that was healing and inspiring. On Saturday, we celebrated Ashley as she became bat mitzvah. I’d suggest that everyone read the blog piece from The Jewish Week linked here to learn more about what took place.

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