Archive: March 2022

03. 1–2 Years Out

Posted on March 2, 2022

B’nei Mitzvah students and parents should attend services regularly beginning as early as possible, in order to familiarize themselves with the services. All B’nei Mitzvah students should have a Tallit and a pair of T’fillin of their own.  There are many places to purchase a Tallit and T’filin in Toronto and Montreal, as well as Continue Reading »

02. Core Qualifications

Posted on March 2, 2022

We are excited to welcome your family as part of the B’nei Mitzvah Chavurah/Cohort! At Kehillat Beth Israel there are a few basic requirements that must be fulfilled by the B’nei Mitzvah family in order to be eligible for a B’nei Mitzvah celebration. All of these requirements are meant to prepare your child for their Continue Reading »

11. Shabbat Minchah/Havdallah Honours

Posted on March 2, 2022

Minchah Honours are as follows: Ashrei U’va L’Tzion (usually B’nei Mitzvah or Cantor) Lead Torah Service (usually B’nei Mitzvah) Ark Opening #1 Candy Distributors* Aliyot/Torah Blessings Hagbahah (lifting the Torah)—because some scrolls are heavy, please consult with the Honours Coordinator before assigning this honour Gelilah (tying the Torah) Return Torah to Ark (usually B’nei Mitzvah) Continue Reading »

10. Shabbat Morning Honours

Posted on March 2, 2022

We look forward to seeing your child shine as they take to the Bimah and embrace what it means to be an adult in the Jewish community. As part of the service there are opportunities for other loved ones to participate as well.  Below is a list of honours opportunities on Shabbat morning for your Continue Reading »