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B’nai Mitzvah

Welcome to B’nai Mitzvah at Temple!

Our students receive individualized preparation to become b’nai mitzvah under the guidance and support of the education department, clergy, lay leaders, and mentors. In the b’nai mitzvah program, students will:

Prepare to lead the Shabbat service in which they become b’nai mitzvah;

Learn to read or chant Torah and Haftarah portions;

Explore and participate in social action programs and projects;

B’nai Mitzvah Handbook

Details on Temple Israel’s b’nai mitzvah program are included in our handbook which families receive at the beginning of the program.

B’nai Mitzvah Site

Please go to our dedicated b’nai mitzvah website for more information and resources: timemphisbnaimitzvah.org.


For more information about the b’nai mitzvah program at Temple Israel, or about registration, fees, and scheduling, contact Jan Klein at 901.937.2771 or jank@timemphis.org.

More Resources

Tallit Blessing
Blessing for Torah Study
Shehecheyanu (for sacred moments)
Barechu (Call to worship)
Yotzeir Or (for the light of creation)
Chatimah for Ahavah Rabbah (for God’s gift of Torah)
Shema/V’ahavta (Declaration of faith and commitment)
Mi Chamocha and Chatimah (for freedom and redemption)
Meditation before Tefillah (Adonai s’fatai)

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