Secular Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Program
The City Congregation’s bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah program is unlike any other you have seen or experienced. It is tailored to each individual young person to ensure a rite of passage that is not only challenging but captivating. The process gives secular Jewish teenagers a deep, personal, and lasting link to their heritage. And it allows non-religious Jewish families to mark this important milestone while remaining faithful to their beliefs and values.
Our program requires around a year and a half to complete, with concurrent classes and individual preparation. Some students have attended our Jewish KidSchool since they were three years old. Others join us at age 11. Still others begin after the traditional age of 13. Since 1998, nearly 100 young people have had a unique City Congregation Humanistic bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah.