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Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program - Celebration!!

Date: 8/06/13
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Congregation Beth Rambam
Address: 11333 Braesridge Drive, 77071
Phone: (713) 721-6400
Email: info@torchweb.org

Door Price: $ - Pre-registration required

Have you ever felt like an outsider because you missed out on your Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Or, maybe you've had one, but didnít get much out of it?

TORCH gives you the opportunity to celebrate your very own Bar or Bat Mitzvah with friends and family in just 8 weeks! Throughout this program you will be exposed to various aspects of Judaism such as holidays and Jewish history. You will learn your personal Torah portion based on your Hebrew birthday and begin to read Hebrew if you donít already know how. We will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience that a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is really all about.

Participants will meet once a week for 10 consecutive weeks. Each week class will begin with a light refreshments, followed by Hebrew reading, a lecture and discussion. This 10 week program will culminate in a final Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at which, you will individually present your Torah portion to your peers, family and friends. Mazal Tov!

Schedule/Topics:
Week 1 (5/21) - Introduction: What is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? (Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe)
Week 2 (5/28) - Jewish History: 3300 Years in 90 Minutes (Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe)
Week 3 (6/4) - Mitzvah Tour: A selection of important Mitzvahs (Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe)
Week 4 (6/11) - The Jewish Calendar: Around the Year (Rabbi Yaakov Wohlgelernter)
Week 5 (6/18) - Lifecycles: Everything from birth to earth (Rabbi Yaakov Wohlgelernter)

6/25 - No Class (Fast of 17th of Tammuz)

Week 6 (7/2) - The Torah: A Complete outline and Your Dvar Prep (Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe)
Week 7 (7/9) - The Jewish Calendar and Lifecycles Finish up (Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe)

7/16 - No Class (Fast of 9th of Av)

Week 8 (7/23) - Understanding Every Jew: Every Stripe (Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe)
Week 9 (7/30) - The Shabbat Table: From soup to nuts (Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe)
Bar Mitzvah Rehersal (8/5) at Congregation Beth Rambam
Week 10 (8/6) - Celebration of your Bar Mitzvah!



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