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lifecycle events

B’nai Mitzvah

Having a bar or bat mitzvah at CRC is a special and memorable experience for the student, their family and friends, and the CRC community. This important Jewish "coming of age" ritual has traditionally marked a young person's acceptance of the commandments by which their Jewish community abides.

The bar mitzvah takes place after a boy has turned 13. The bat mitzvah can take place after a girl has turned 12, although some families choose to wait until she is 13.

At CRC, the bar or bat mitzvah is a recognition of an important milestone in an individual's life and education. It is an opportunity to celebrate with family, friends and the community all that they have accomplished so far. And, it is their first chance to make their own commitment to living according to Jewish values of lifelong learning, community and tikkun olam - repair of the world.