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Har-Shalom B'nai Mitzvah Study Guides

(Links to Practice Videos and Audio Files below)

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Our B'nai Mitzvah Philosophy

B'nai Mitzvah ceremonies represent a beginning and not an end to our students' young, adult Jewish Journey. At Har Shalom relationships are everything. Our students work directly with Rabbi Sommer or Cantor Dresher, studying at your kitchen table in the comfort of your own home. Students begin preparations 10-12 months prior to their mitzvah date with summer taken into account. 


A $5000 partner donation per child for a B'nai Mitzvah includes:

  • 14 months Temple membership ($2000 value)

  • All tutoring in your home ($3000 value)
    (FaceTime/Skype sessions available upon request)

  • Use of the Temple Beth El Sanctuary on available dates ($850 value)

  • Rabbi officiating the ceremony for your special day ($2000 value)

  • Use of all prayer books and a Torah Scroll for ceremony ($500 value)

  • All materials ($30 value)

  • Final Rehearsal week of Bar/Bat Mitzvah ($500 value)

This does not include any additional fees for alternate ceremony location. 

Temple Beth El's generous space sharing arrangement allows us use of the sanctuary for afternoon B'nai Mitzvah services. The social hall may be rented if available. Please click to email Jennifer or call 847-814-7456 to inquire about your occasion. 

Video Tutorials

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Student Torah Portions

Morning Service

Afternoon Service

Morning Service