Bar & Bat Mitzvah Discovery Course

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Our Discovery Course on basic Jewish traditions and Bat & Bar Mitzvah training includes stimulating discussions and presentations on intriguing areas of Jewish life that the children will not have encountered in Hebrew School. The sessions provide the child with valuable information that will prepare them for a most meaningful Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  Participation in Bar & Bat   Mitzvah Discovery Course is a mandatory requirement of celebrating a Bat or Bar Mitzvah at   Chabad of Port Washington.  Additionally, the Course is open to any Jewish boy or girl who is  having her or his Bat/Bar Mitzvah in 2012, regardless of Synagogue  affiliation.  Therefore, if you have a friend who is interested in joining, please invite them to contact Rabbi W.  Course fee is  included in the Bar & Bat Mitzvah fee. 

October 4, 2011
What is the theme & meaning of Bar/Bat Mitzvah?  Why age 12/13?

October 11, 2011
What makes a person Jewish? How do Mitzvot affect our relationship with G‑d?

October 18, 2011
What are the 3 pillars of Judaism? What does ‘Holy’ mean?

October 25, 2011
Good vs. Evil.  Our responsibility and relationship with the world around us

November 1, 2011
Understanding Shabbat, Holidays and the Jewish calendar

November 8, 2011
Who, what, when, where & why of Kosher

November 15, 2011
What is prayer? Understanding Jewish prayer & the Shul

November 22, 2011
The Jewish home and family life

November 29, 2011
The Bar & Bat Mitzvah Service & Celebration, from speech to DJ & back

December 6, 2011
Ask the Rabbi: no topic is off the table

December 13, 2011
Leadership & team building. Reflections & lessons learned.  (Pizza party!)