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With over 35 years as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor, Rabbi Cantor Annie offers each student a spectrum of knowledge, experience and sensitivity.

Recognizing that every student is unique and brings to the experience his/her own set of strengths and potential weaknesses, Rabbi Cantor Annie ensures that each student has a positive experience on his/her journey to becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. With her guidance and support, Rabbi Cantor Annie recognizes that when a child becomes Bar/Bat Mitzvah, welcoming this child into young adulthood is not a solo experience but a family simcha.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah literally mean “son” and “daughter” of the Commandment.

Young people become Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the age of twelve or thirteen. It is a rite of passage and a child’s affirmation of his or her commitment to lead a responsible Jewish life.  This demarcation between the status of “childhood” and “adulthood” signifies his/her acceptance of adult responsibilities The Bar/Bat Mitzvah is now obligated to act in accordance with the expectations of an adult Jewish person, which includes the study of Torah. By reading/chanting “parshat hashavua” (the Torah portion of the week) and leading worship, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah actually fulfills the very commandment that entitles him/her to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a link in an unbroken chain of thousands of years of Jewish tradition. Every Bar or Bat Mitzvah can be viewed symbolically – as the renewal of the Covenant made between God and Abraham.

For details regarding private Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring and preparation, please contact me.