Bar/Bat Mitzvah Role: Torah blessings and portion, Haftarah blessings and portion, d'var Torah, selected English readings in the Torah service, private blessing in front of the ark.
•B’nei mitzvah families sit in the front rows of the sanctuary. We encourage immediate family to arrive 20 minutes before the service begins.
•Immediate family is invited to participate in the hakafah (Torah procession).
•Parents and grandparents are invited to stand on the bima and participate in passing the Torah from generation to generation.
•Parents and grandparents who are not Jewish may participate in the Torah pass and may be honored with an aliyah in English.
•Even if parents are not among those honored with an aliyah, they may also be on the bima with their child during the Torah reading.
•Please be sure that anyone honored with an aliyah is comfortable with his/her role.
•At least one person, but no more than four people per aliyah, can participate in the Torah blessings; please list the name(s) on each line below.
•Torah Blessings and recordings can be found here