Traditionally, being a bar/bat mitzvah meant that one was obligated to fulfill the mitzvot, or commandments. Today, boys and girls may mark this event by leading services, reading from the Torah, or doing community service projects. The celebration of a bar/bat mitzvah signifies that the young man or woman is beginning and will continue to function as an active and responsible Jew in the synagogue and in the wider Jewish community.
At the conclusion of the service, families may elect to host an oneg for the congregation. Should your family wish to host a party in celebration of your child’s B’nai Mitzvah, please note that our minhag (custom) is to include every classmate in your child’s grade.