B'nei Mitzvah

Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is an exciting and momentous time. At Temple Sinai, we create a service that focuses on the individual family and that highlights the achievement of the student in a non-stressful, joyous, and inclusive celebration of Jewish faith and values. While most of our services are on Shabbat morning (10:30 AM), we also offer a Minchah (Shabbat afternoon) service.

Weekday services on Mondays and Thursdays (mornings and afternoons) are also possible.

We strive to ensure that this milestone will be a joyful, educational, and meaningful experience for your family.  Our clergy, staff and tutors are committed to making sure that this life cycle event is spiritually uplifting and that each and every family feels a personal connection with the Torah and with Temple Sinai.

Our Rabbis and Cantor will:

  • Help you find a date for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah
  • Help you find a tutor who best fits your child
  • Offer orientations that enable the B’nei Mitzvah families to feel completely comfortable and familiar with the service rituals and preparation
  • Meet personally with each family to help coordinate the roles of participation and honors for your loved ones during the service
  • Lead at least three full rehearsals with each student to ensure his/her comfort and confidence

Our Staff will:

  • Help you if you wish to hold a Kiddush Luncheon or celebration at Temple Sinai
  • Provide vendor lists and contacts of professionals to aid in your celebration planning

Our Tutors

Aaron Mendelsberg    djamuse@gmail.com

Aaron Mendelsberg has been tutoring at Temple Sinai for 4 years, teaches 6th grade Hebrew and leads the 8th grade religious school program. He enjoys working with students of all ages and utilizes creative teaching methods to engage his pupils in a fun way. When he is not in the classroom Aaron studies and teaches Hebrew calligraphy, volunteers in the BMH-BJ Jewish Men’s Choir, and owns and operates Amuse Entertainment, a full scale event production company.

David Speigler   303-424-1807 (home)  |  781-526-6639 (cell)  |  djspiegler@gmail.com

David is a Psychologist with a doctorate in child and adolescent psychology, and a love of Judaism nourished over many years. Raised in an Orthodox home as a child, a Conservative synagogue through adolescence, and Reform congregations as an adult, he has always been a leader in his community, serving as President, chair of numerous committees, lay cantor for services and holidays, and as a long time teacher in various religious school settings, covering 3rd grade through Confirmation. Currently, he teaches 6th grade Hebrew, and prepares students for B’nei Mitzvah at his home congregation in the Denver, Colorado area.

Mon, December 11 2017 23 Kislev 5778