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2024-2025 B' Mitzvah Registration Form

Welcome to the Ben and Bernice Fiterman B’ Mitzvah Program at Beth El Synagogue! This is a unique
and memorable time in the life of your family and we are delighted to be on this journey with you.


Our program goes beyond the customary skills of chanting Torah/Haftarah and leading prayers! Through family education, Shabbat experiences, adult-only learning, and mitzvah projects, our program offers your family a chance to feel the rhythm and depth of Jewish life. It is our hope that by taking advantage of the full B’ Mitzvah Program, your child(ren)’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah will be a steppingstone to a more meaningful connection to Judaism in your home and within our community.
 
This B' Mitzvah Registration Form must be completed in order to receive a B' Mitzvah date for your student later this spring. A non-refundable deposit will be required upon the Date Acceptance agreement. 

Beth El embraces the diversity of our community.  As well, we embrace those who learn and communicate in diverse ways. If you have questions about any special accommodations your child(ren) might require in our program, please reach out to us at any time.
 

We look forward to welcoming your child(ren) as part of our program!

Rabbi Alexander Davis       Rabbi Julie Schwarzwald       Rabbi Matthew Goldberg               



Color Photo of Your Child: Please upload a .JPG image. Must be 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” at a minimum and 300-600 dpi resolution. This photo will be used in the class directory. 

(i.e. "Lay-uh" versus "Lee-ah", so we may pronounce names properly)
Optional
NOTE: We must have different email addresses for each student in order for our B' Mitzvah software to recognize and create entries for each one. 
Hebrew Name Includes: Hebrew First Name, bat/bar/bnai, Parent 1 Hebrew First Name, Parent 2 Hebrew First Name.  If any parent/guardian or grandparent is a Jew by Choice, please list "Avraham Avinu" as father's Hebrew name and "Sarah Emeinu" as mother's Hebrew name. If any parent/guardian or grandparent is not Jewish, leave Hebrew name fields blank.
*If you are unsure, ask the student's paternal grandfather(if possible). If you have no way to know, select Israel.
*This is necessary to calculate both the student's hebrew birth date, as well as the earliest possible date for bar/bat mitzvah. 
Please feel free to check multiple pronoun sets if your child uses more than one. 


Color Photo of Your Child: Please upload a .JPG image. Must be 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” at a minimum and 300-600 dpi resolution. This photo will be used in the class directory. 

(i.e. "Lay-uh" versus "Lee-ah", so we may pronounce names properly)
Optional
NOTE: We must have different email addresses for each student in order for our B'nai Mitzvah software to recognize and create entries for each one. 
Hebrew Name Includes: Hebrew First Name, bat/bar/bnai, Parent 1 Hebrew First Name, Parent 2 Hebrew First Name.  If any parent/guardian or grandparent is a Jew by Choice, please list "Avraham Avinu" as father's Hebrew name and "Sarah Emeinu" as mother's Hebrew name. If any parent/guardian or grandparent is not Jewish, leave Hebrew name fields blank.
*If you are unsure, ask the student's paternal grandfather(if possible). If you have no way to know, select Israel.
*This is necessary to calculate both the student's hebrew birth date, as well as the earliest possible date for bar/bat mitzvah. 
Please feel free to check multiple pronoun sets if your child uses more than one. 

Color Photo of Your Child: Please upload a .JPG image. Must be 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” at a minimum and 300-600 dpi resolution. This photo will be used in the class directory. 

(i.e. "Lay-uh" versus "Lee-ah", so we may pronounce names properly)
Optional
NOTE: We must have different email addresses for each student in order for our B'nai Mitzvah software to recognize and create entries for each one. 
Hebrew Name Includes: Hebrew First Name, bat/bar/bnai, Parent 1 Hebrew First Name, Parent 2 Hebrew First Name.  If any parent/guardian or grandparent is a Jew by Choice, please list "Avraham Avinu" as father's Hebrew name and "Sarah Emeinu" as mother's Hebrew name. If any parent/guardian or grandparent is not Jewish, leave Hebrew name fields blank.
*If you are unsure, ask the student's paternal grandfather(if possible). If you have no way to know, select Israel.
*This is necessary to calculate both the student's hebrew birth date, as well as the earliest possible date for bar/bat mitzvah. 
Please feel free to check multiple pronoun sets if your child uses more than one. 

DATE REQUEST
Please provide us with three different preferred B' Mitzvah dates per student below. While we will do our best to accommodate all requests, we cannot guarantee your first or second choice.

You may use a helpful tool at www.hebcal.com to calculate your child(ren)'s Hebrew birthday:

     1. Click Date Converter
     2. Enter student's English birthdate, and select if they were born before or after sunset
     3. Click "Convert to Hebrew"
     4. Add 13 years to the Hebrew year given, then click "Covert to Gregorian"
     5. The English date given to you is the earliest date your child(ren) may become a B' Mitzvah
Partnering ("Double" B' Mitzvah)
If you already know that you would like to share your simcha with another child (sibling, friend, etc.), answer "yes" then list the name of the other child.
 
Please list the name of the B' Mitzvah you would like to request shared dates. 



Beth El embraces the diversity of our community. If any parent/guardian or grandparent is a Jew by Choice, please list "Avraham Avinu" as father's Hebrew name and "Sarah Imeinu" as mother's Hebrew name. If any parent/guardian or grandparent is not Jewish, leave Hebrew name fields blank.

NOTE: We must have different email addresses for each parent in order for our B' Mitzvah software to recognize and create entries for each parent.
(please check all that apply)



Beth El embraces the diversity of our community. If any parent/guardian or grandparent is a Jew by Choice, please list "Avraham Avinu" as father's Hebrew name and "Sarah Imeinu" as mother's Hebrew name. If any parent/guardian or grandparent is not Jewish, leave Hebrew name fields blank.

NOTE: We must have different email addresses for each parent in order for our B' Mitzvah software to recognize and create entries for each parent.

TUITION 
Breakdown of Costs for the
Fiterman B’ Mitzvah Training Program
2024-2025

 
Total Program Fee is $2,960 this includes a mandatory $360 security fee

$500 Non-Refundable Deposit due upon acceptance of date. 


Once you have accepted the proposed B' Mitzvah date, you will be assessed a $500 deposit fee to secure your child's date. After submission of the deposit fee, an email will be sent to you to select a monthly or quarterly payment plan, or to pay in full for the program. Information regarding Financial Aid will be included in the conformation email once the Registration Form has been completed. 

All fees must be paid in full 60 days prior to your B' Mitzvah date.
Financial aid is available, and an application will be shared with families upon accepting your date and entering the program.

Additional Costs: 
At Beth El, it is our culture that families sponsor basic Kiddush on the week of their simcha. Basic kiddush lunch costs approximately $20/pp, with an obligation to host the weekly congregation of 250 people ($3,750+tax), plus your guests. To further enhance the lunch menu, please contact Jeanie at The Spirit of Asia Catering for more information. If you wish to use an outside Kosher caterer, please contact Amy Godsey for a list of approved caterers.
 
Each child will need their own set of Tefillin by the end of 5th grade. Tefillin may be purchased by contacting Amy Godsey in the Synagogue office, at a cost of $300 per set (as of December 2023). You may use a family set or purchase on your own, if you wish.

 
Sat, July 13 2024 7 Tammuz 5784