At North West Surrey Synagogue, we delight in the accomplishments of our children and work hard to ensure that each child is ready to participate in a meaningful way in their “coming of age” ceremony. And at NWSS we take particular pride in being able to include pupils with physical and/or learning disabilities in our B’nei Mitzvah program.
In addition to our ongoing Hebrew and Jewish Studies Cheder classes, there are enriching and engaging programs for our B’nei Mitzvah children and their families. B’nei Mitzvah families learn and grow together in study sessions on Saturday mornings and are encouraged to stay on and participate in the Shabbat morning service that follows. There are also Special Events for the children such as Movie Nights and Shabbat Dinners.
In the year leading up to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, students are paired with a teacher who will get to know the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child and assist them with learning the Shabbat Morning prayers and chosen Torah portion as well as assisting the child in developing a deeper understanding of their meaning.
All of our B’nei Mitzvah students gain confidence from the experience of being called to the Torah as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah; expanding their Jewish knowledge, increasing their familiarity with the Siddur and forging a stronger Jewish identity.