What will your son learn?
There is a lot to get done in preparation for a boy's Bar Mitzvah.
JRCC of Maple's Bar Mitzvah program combines group learning and individual Hebrew reading lessons to make a boy's entrance into Jewish manhood enjoyable and meaningful.
Hebrew reading: Each child's Hebrew reading level will be assessed
entering the club. They will continue on their own level to master the
full Hebrew Alef bet together with all the vowels, guided by their
instructor. When they are reading satisfactorily they will continue
with the specific Torah portion for the week they will be called up to
Putting on Tefillin: Each child will be taught how to put on Tefillin. They
will be given the opportunity to learn how to place the straps on their
head and arm and be guided to make the proper blessings in
preparation for their Bar Mitzvah day.
Reading from the Torah: Each child will be given a specific portion of
the Torah which they will be called up to read on the day of their Bar
Mitzvah. They will be guided in class to read with the correct tune and
pronunciation. Emphasis will also be placed on the blessings prior to
reading from the Torah. (A child who does not wish to read from the Torah will be guided to say the Torah blessings for his Aliyah La'Torah.)
Many other topics will be discussed and analyzed, such as:
Core Jewish Beliefs