Tree of Life Congregation
Tree of Life

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

B’nei Mitzvah (Bar Mitzvah for a boy or Bat Mitzvah for a girl) is a Jewish rite of passage — a way to mark our children’s progress on the path of life. As parents, our job is to guide our children toward becoming independent, contributing members of our congregation, the Jewish community, and society as a whole. Through years of study at Tree of Life, we try to instill in our children a sense of purpose, as well as a commitment to Judaism and to tikkun olam (repairing the world). By becoming B’nei Mitzvah, our young people demonstrate their ongoing commitment to both Jewish and universal values — values which include Jewish ritual practice, community prayer, education (both religious and secular), tz’dakah (charity and good works) and living a moral and ethical life.

At Tree of Life, we believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to celebrate becoming B’nei Mitzvah. We know that not all students learn the same way or have the same natural talents or abilities and that they come from very different life experiences. We are committed to work with every student and to make this event a truly positive and enriching experience for every family. If you would like to discuss your child’s special learning needs, please contact the Education Committee (

The following are 2 documents to assist you in the B’nei Mitzvah Jewish rite of passage. Shalom!

  1. B’nei Mitzvah Parent’s Guide
  2. B’nei Mitzvah Secrets