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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.
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.
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.
Shimon Smith will help your child shine during their Torah and Haftarah chanting. He will meet with all students to prepare, rehearse and practice.

Cantorial Soloist Shimon Smith

Shimon Smith will help your child shine during their Torah and Haftarah chanting. He will meet with all students to prepare, rehearse and practice.
More information coming soon

Cantorial Intern Shirel Richman

More information coming soon
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.

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Hannah Lieberman, Cantillation & Prayer Tutor

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.
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, Youth Learning and Engagement Director

Your child’s attendance in school is essential for b’nai mitzvah preparations. They will learn everything from Jewish ethics, holidays, Israel, and more.
Your child's attendance in school is essential for b'nai mitzvah preparations. They will learn everything from Jewish ethics, holidays, Israel, and more.

Emily Halpern, Assistant Director Youth & Community 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.
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!

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Schedule

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

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Preparations

How to prepare for the big day!

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Technology

Technology plays a big role in your child’s service. Learn more about how Temple Emanu-El utilizes technology to share the memories of your child’s b’nai mitzvah.

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