Bar and Bat Mitzvah @ VBS

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah is one of the most important lifecycle events in the life of the Jewish family, celebrating the moment form which a Jew is afforded the greater responsibilities and privileges of adulthood. A child's Bat/Bat Mitzvah has power and meaning for the whole family, as it heralds the passing of Jewish tradition onto another generation.

VBS understands this lifecycle event as a unique opportunity to learn and grow for each family and, indeed, our whole community, as many layers of meaning comprise the B'nai Mitzvah experience.

Explore the vast resources and helpful information about the journey toward Bar/Bat Mitzvah:

Prayers and Blessings:

Reservation Forms for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates:
January through June, 2018: For children born between January 1 and June 30, 2005
July through December, 2018For children born between July 1 and December 31, 2005

Other Resources:
Pirke Avot
Teachings from the Rabbis
Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Beyond: A VBS Roadmap
A Letter from the Clergy

B'nai Mitzvah Project:
B’nai Mitzvah Project Resources - Download a list of ideas for service projects for teen volunteers

Kiddish Sponsorship:
For further information about sponsoring the Congregational Kiddish, please contact Clergy Manager Janet Djalilmand at (818) 530-4009 or email [email protected].

  • Full Sponsorship of Congregational Kiddish: $800
  • Partial Sponsorship of Congregational Kiddish: $500