Your B’nai Mitzvah Experience Portal

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

Temple Emanu-El’s B’nai Mitzvah Team

Temple Emanu-El Clergy

Rabbi Ethan Prosnit

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 Victor Appell

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 Ilana Goldman

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.

B’nai Mitzvah Tutors

Cantorial Intern Shirel Richmond

Cantorial Intern Shirel Richman

Joanne Glassoff

Joanne Glassoff, B'nai Mitzvah Tutor

Yeda Fish

Yeda Fish, B'nai Mitzvah Tutor

Hannah Lieberman

Hannah Lieberman, B'nai Mitzvah Tutor

Temple Staff

Emily Halpern

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 Kenny

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!



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

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How to prepare for the big day!

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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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