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Sun, Jul 14


Eretz Synagogue and Cultural Center

Bar Mitzvah Club

Bar Mitzvah Club
Bar Mitzvah Club

Time & Location

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Jul 14, 2024, 9:45 AM – 11:45 PM

Eretz Synagogue and Cultural Center, 6170 Wilbur Ave, Tarzana, CA 91335, USA

About the event

This program is designed for children aged 10 to 14 (pre- and post-Bar Mitzvah). It offers a combination of prayer, education, and fun. Participants will learn about the significance of Tefillin, explore Jewish prayers, and deepen their understanding of Bar Mitzvah tunes. For those who are already familiar with the melodies, we will provide in-depth training to help them improve their skills and become proficient Torah readers in no time.   Schedule: The program will take place twice a month. Every other Sunday from 9.45 - 11.45:

  • 9:45 - 10:00 A.M. - Drop Off
  • 10:00 - 10:20 A.M. - Tefillah & Tefillin
  • 10:20 - 10:25 A.M. - Break
  • 10:25 - 11:00 A.M - Groups Learning
  • 11:00 - 11.20 A.M. - Recess & Snacks
  • 11.25 - 11.45 A.M. - Presentation


  • Tefillin
  • Tefillah
  • Learning

Tefillin - In this program, children will have the opportunity to

experience the holy ritual of putting on Tefillin, even before reaching

their Bar-Mitzvah. Alongside this hands-on practice, they will delve

into the significance of Tefillin in Jewish tradition, learning about its

symbolism and profound spiritual meaning.

● Tefillah - In this program, the children will embark on a journey to

learn the art of prayer. Our primary focus will be on mastering the two

most significant daily Tefillahs: the Shema Yisrael and the Amida,

also known as the silent prayer. As the program unfolds, we will

gradually introduce the morning blessings and explore specific

prayers from Tehillim (Psalms), empowering the children to connect

deeply with their spiritual heritage through prayer.

● Learning - During this program, the children will divide into groups,

with each group guided by a dedicated counselor. We'll organize the

groups based on the children's overall level of Jewish education,

ensuring that each child receives tailored instruction and support..

- Before Bar Mitzvah: Our counselors will engage the children in

discovering the beautiful melodies, or Ta’amim, of the Torah and

how to apply them when reading. Together, we'll delve into the

Maftir, the final three verses of the Torah, analyzing and

learning them until the children feel confident enough to read it

in front of the whole community on Shabbat!!!

- After Bar Mitzvah: For those who are already proficient in

Torah reading and familiar with the tunes, we'll offer

opportunities to refine their skills and deepen their

understanding. Additionally, they will learn the art of reading the

Haftarah along with its melodies.

● Recess & Snacks - Following the prayers and davening, the children

will have a well-deserved 20-minute break to stretch their muscles

and rejuvenate their minds. Eretz will be there to provide water and

snacks, ensuring that everyone stays happy and satisfied throughout

the break.

● Presentation - We invite the kids for one last, delightful program

designed to spark curiosity and joy in our youth’s minds & hearts.

They'll enjoy an engaging video presentation exploring different

aspects of Judaism, making learning both fun and interactive. The

goal of this program is to broaden their understanding of Jewish

traditions in an enjoyable way, leaving them eager for more.

Payment: For each Sunday - 15$ per kid.


  • General Admission

    Ages 10-14

    +$0.38 service fee



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