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Mazel tov on your upcoming simcha!

Mazel Tov on your upcoming b’nai mitzvah! We look forward to standing on the bima with your child and with your family as they lead our community in prayer and carry on our rich Jewish tradition. Our hope is that the b’nai mitzvah experience will be a meaningful experience not just for your child but for your entire family as well. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions during the process. We can’t wait to grow, learn, and celebrate with your family!

– Temple Emanu-El Clergy

Our B’nai Mitzvah Team

Rabbi Prosnit officiates during services, guides students in writing their d'var torah and meets with families to discuss the b'nai mitzvah experience.

Rabbi Ethan Prosnit

Rabbi Prosnit officiates during services, guides students in writing their d’var torah and meets with families to discuss the b’nai mitzvah experience.
908-232-6770 x 115
Rabbi Appell officiates during services, guides students in writing their d'var torah, meets with families, and assists children with their mitzvah projects.

Rabbi Victor Appell

Rabbi Appell officiates during services, guides students in writing their d’var torah, meets with families, and assists children with their mitzvah projects.
908-232-6770 118
Cantor Novick will help your child shine during their Torah and Haftarah chanting. She meets with all students to prepare, rehearse and practice.

Cantor Martha Novick

Cantor Novick will help your child shine during their Torah and Haftarah chanting. She meets with all students to prepare, rehearse and practice.
908-232-6770 x 116
Cantor Goldman will help your child shine during their Torah and Haftarah chanting. She meets with all students to prepare, rehearse and practice.

Cantor Ilana Goldman

Cantor Goldman will help your child shine during their Torah and Haftarah chanting. She meets with all students to prepare, rehearse and practice.
908-232-6770 x 134
Your child's attendance in school is essential for b'nai mitzvah preparations. They will learn everything from Jewish ethics, holidays, Israel, and more.

Samara Schwartz and Emily Halpern, Youth Learning and Engagement

Your child’s attendance in school is essential for b’nai mitzvah preparations. They will learn everything from Jewish ethics, holidays, Israel, and more.
Joanne is one of your first points of contact for the b'nai mitzvah experience and will serve as your liaison to the clergy. She schedules, b'nai mitzvah dates, lessons, and meetings.

Joanne Pass, B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator

Joanne is one of your first points of contact for the b’nai mitzvah experience and will serve as your liaison to the clergy. She schedules, b’nai mitzvah dates, lessons, and meetings.
Yeda will meet with your child (as often as needed) to review and master all of the the prayers for the service.

Yeda Fish, Prayer Tutor

Yeda will meet with your child (as often as needed) to review and master all of the the prayers for the service.
Mike will make sure that your child's special day is perfect. He handles the coordination of room rentals, photographers, and videographers.

Mike Kenny, Director of Facilities and Operations

Mike will make sure that your child’s special day is perfect. He handles the coordination of room rentals, photographers, and videographers.

Use the buttons below to explore the b’nai mitzvah portal!

timeline

Timeline

A general timeline of what you and your family need to accomplish for the b’nai mitzvah.

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lessons

Preparations

Plan for your child’s b’nai mitzvah lessons (cantorial, prayer, d’var, and mitzvah project).

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Technology

Livestream information, your child’s b’nai mitzvah website, recording.

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photography

Rentals and Photography

Learn more about rental options and when you can take pictures.

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honors

Honors

Your family and loved ones have opportunities to participate in your child’s b’nai mitzvah.

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faq

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the b’nai mitzvah process.

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