The Bar Mitzvah is a special event in a Jewish adolescent’s life. This is a big celebration, and it can be a daunting preparation period for many young people. However, preparation can make the day enjoyable.
Before you send invitations for the Bar Mitzvah, you should know how many people are expected to attend. Send the invitations as early as possible to increase attendance. Also, try only to invite guests you can accommodate. For a selection of Bar Mitzvah Cards, go to //cazenovejudaica.com/uk/cards/bar-mitzvah
Most families choose to keep the bar/bat mitzvah traditional. Typically, men wear a suit, and women often wear suits or formal dresses. But there are other options if you’d instead not stick with tradition.
Some families opt to go to Israel to have the ceremony there. Travelling there can provide powerful Jewish experiences.
If you’re planning on travelling to Israel, you’ll need time to prepare for the ceremony. This is especially true if you’re inviting guests from out of the country.
You’ll also need to decide on a date. Set a date a year or two in advance to give yourself plenty of time to plan for the ceremony.
You’ll want to find a cantor or tutor. Finding a tutor who can accommodate your child’s learning style is essential. Tutors can be on-staff at your synagogue or independently hired.
You’ll also need to decide which Torah portion to study. Many Torah portions are very long. While it isn’t necessary to memorize the text, you will need to understand the teachings.