Apply for Celebration of B'nai Mitzvah

We are filled with joy that the time has come to choose a date to become B'nai Mitzvah at Adath Jeshurun Congregation. 

Please submit this completed form by Friday, April 9, 2021

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Adath's Clergy Assistant, Darlene Davis, at darlened@adath.net or 952.545.2424

Child's Information

Adath embraces all gender identities

First Parent/Guardian Information

Second Parent/Guardian Information

Household Information

Does your child have a 504 plan or IEP in place at school?

B'nai Mitzvah Date Requests

Celebrations of B’nai Mitzvah are usually scheduled around the child’s 13th birthday. Please list preferred Shabbat dates and problematic dates, and any information that will help us as we schedule. Please note that we do not schedule B’nai Mitzvah in the summer months (mid-June to mid-August), when Adath members, staff, and clergy may be at camp and/or on vacation. We invite you to consult the 2023-24 secular holiday calendar as well as hebcal.com as you make your decisions; some families prefer holiday weekends while others wish to avoid. Please note that MEA weekend is usually the third week of October.

 

Commitment to Jewish Learning and Living

 

The celebration of B’nai Mitzvah at Adath Jeshurun reflects the beginning of an intentional commitment to Jewish life and learning. To achieve this, our synagogue requires that our B’nai Mitzvah fulfill the following requirements:

1. Attendance at Talmud Torah or Day School for five years AND enrollment for the B’nai Mitzvah year.

2. Registration in SMP from 5th grade on with regular attendance.

3. In accordance with the practices and standards of Conservative Judaism, Adath B’nai Mitzvah celebrants must be halakhically Jewish: either born to a Jewish mother, or formally converted to Judaism.

4. In requesting a B’nai Mitzvah date we attest that our family are Adath members in good standing. This includes the payment of, or arrangement of a payment plan for, any previous B’nai Mitzvah fees which cover educational materials, group instruction and individual tutoring.

Does your child satisfy the above requirements?