Individual Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Shaare Zion Congregation is proud to be the synagogue of choice for dozens of B’nai Mitzvah celebrations annually. We pride ourselves on our excellent teachers, engaging monthly programme, the beauty of our religious services and elegance of our halls.
There are several opportunities for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah to be called to the Torah:
- • Shabbat Morning
- • Shabbat Minhah-Ma’ariv-Havdallah
- • Monday or Thursday Morning
- • Festival days (Rosh Hodesh, Sukkot, Hannukah, etc)
Both boys (age 13) and girls (age 12-13) are eligible to have an aliyah, read from the Torah and chant the Haftarah. For non-Shabbat morning celebrations, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah can learn to lead elements of the prayer service. Use one of our halls for the celebratory Seudat Mitzvah (special meal) afterwards.
Group Bat Mitzvah
Shaare Zion Congregation is pleased to offer a Group Bat Mitzvah option. Two to three girls will share a Shabbat morning Bat Mitzvah including chanting Torah and Haftarah and delivering a D’var Torah. Use one of our halls for the celebratory Seudat Mitzvah (special meal) afterwards.
West Island Option
For those families living on the West Island, Shaare Zion Congregation is pleased to offer lessons in your neighbourhood. Please ask for details when you call for information.