A bar or bat mitzvah at Fabrangen is part of a regular Fabrangen service in which the bar or bat mitzvah child participates. Each family can generally select the date for their child’s B’nai Mitzvah and structure a service that is appropriate for each child. Many members assist the family in locating tutors, dealing with logistics, and helping plan this special day.
Fabrangen expects families planning to have a bar or bat mitzvah to attend services for a period of time prior to the event and for the child to become familiar with the service. We do not make Fabrangen available to host a bar or bat mitzvah when that service is the only contact that the child or family has with the community.
Non-Jewish parents may participate in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah of their child. Fabrangen has developed a special blessing for a non-Jewish parent to recite in lieu of the traditional blessing when called to the Torah for an aliyah.