Torah — Study

The Torah is our collective history, and the public reading and blessing of the Torah is the apex of the Bnei Mitzvah ceremony.

Click here for a recording of the Torah blessings

How to have an Aliyah to the Torah:

How to raise and dress the Torah:

Click here for recordings of the Haftarah blessings

Click here for Torah and Haftarah trope


Dvar Torah

Torah study is a critical part of the Bnei Mitzvah learning process. We want students to understand what they read and find meaning in it for themselves. They will then share that meaning with the congregation at their ceremony.

Students then will meet with one of our rabbis 3 times to further work on their Dvar Torah. Before the first meeting, we encourage students to review the full translations of their Torah portion and Haftarah, as well as read some commentary, all of which are included in the digital materials that will be shared with them prior to the first meeting with the rabbi.