Archive: March 2022

09. Alternate Venues or Times

Posted on March 2, 2022

Alternate Venues Some families may consider B’nei mitzvah ceremonies at other venues, whether in Canada, Israel, or elsewhere. Our clergy will work with any member’s child towards their simchah in whatever location, but will generally not be able to leave the congregation over Shabbat to join your family.  Service Options B’nei Mitzvah ceremonies may be Continue Reading »

12. The Parents’ Prayer: Shep’tarani

Posted on March 2, 2022

Our sages taught that a parent is responsible for their child’s deeds (taking on their merit or sins) until the age of mitzvot; thereafter they must say “Praised are you, Adonai our God, Who rules the universe, Who has freed us of some responsibilities, and conferred new ones upon our child.”  Parents are invited to 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 »