Bar / Bat Mitzvah

Coming of age and entering into the Jewish faith as an adult is an exciting milestone for Jewish youth and their families.

At Shaarei Shomayim, we tailor the Bar / Bat Mitzvah experience to meet the abilities and needs of each young person and his / her family. Please schedule an appointment with Rabbi Strauchler approximately 12 months before your celebration. He will discuss options for your family and will develop a plan to meet your needs. 

Bar Mitzvah ProgramShaarei Shomayim offers wonderful group programs for boys and girls prior to their Bar / Bat Mitzvah. These programs begin in November; members and non-members are welcome to participate.

Shaarei Shomayim will be starting a new Bar Mitzvah Program in the fall. Young men will have an opportunity to study with Rabbi Strauchler on a regular basis. They will discuss ideas and values that matter to them and establish a closer relationship with their shul community. This program is intended as a supplement to a young man's individual preparation for his Bar Mitzvah.

Download the 2016-2017/5777 Bar Mitzvah Program flyer.

Coordinated by Avital Strauchler, Shaarei Shomayim's Bat Mitzvah Program is designed to prepare girls for their Bat Mitzvah, providing them with time and inspiration to delve into the study and practice of Torah Bat Mitvah girls at Baycrestand mitzvot as they grow into young women, members and leaders of our community. They prepare for their own Bat Mitzvah by learning about relevant topics in Tanach, halacha and Jewish philosophy during enjoyable evenings together. A unique component of the program is the opportunity to study and learn from accomplished women in our community. Program highlights include community involvement, chessed opportunities and fun, creative activities. The program culminates in a mother-daughter learning project celebrated with a Havdalah ceremony and festive dinner. This program is intended as a supplement to a young woman's individual preparation for her Bat Mitzvah.  

Download the 2016-2017 Bat Mitzvah program flyer

To learn more about the Bat Mitzvah Program or participate next year, contact Avital Strauchler.

We hope you will choose to celebrate your special occasion at the shul. For general information or to coordinate service-based events, please contact the office at 416-789-3213. For room booking & options, view our catering and rentals information.

Shaarei Shomayim offers many opportunities to sponsor a kiddush in honour of your simcha.