Mitzvah 101

For those who have never been to a Bat Mitzvah before, or if you are unfamiliar with what it is all about, here is some information.

What is a Bat Mitzvah?

It is a Jewish coming-of-age ceremony. Literally, Bat Mitzvah translates from Hebrew to mean “daughter of the commandments”. From this time on, I am responsible for my religious conduct and for following the “mitzvot”, the commandments of Jewish life.

Many boys and girls take on a special project that helps make the world a better place while preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. This is known as a Mitzvah Project. You can read about my Mitzvah Project here.

The Service

The Saturday morning service begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Pete. (Click for map.)

It would be a good idea to get to the Temple by 9:45 a.m. Please be respectful and quiet during the service and turn off all electronic devices.  I have worked very hard preparing for this day, and it is an important religious ceremony!  The rabbi will explain how to follow along when the service begins, and I will be leading the service. 

Appropriate Dress:  Jacket & tie for boys.  Dresses with a sleeve for girls.

After the service, there will be a luncheon.  Please stay and enjoy it with us.  You may picked up any time between 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

I will also participate in the service on Friday evening.  This is usually attended by family and out-of-town guests. The service begins at 8:00 p.m. and should end around 9:30 p.m. A dessert reception will follow.

The Party

Saturday evening, be ready to have a blast!  There will be dancing, fun and dinner.  This is a time to dress up – cocktail attire requested, please no jeans. 

See you March 13th!

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