B'nai Mitzvah training at Congregation B'nai Israel

   Training a student to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is one of Rabbi Matt’s favorite parts about being a rabbi. He relishes the one-on-one time spent in building relationships with as well as building the knowledge of our students.


   When your child(ren) are approaching the age of 12, Rabbi Matt invites you to set up a meeting with him to propose B’nai Mitzvah dates and set a training schedule. He will also ask the student what he/she desires from the experience, as it should be a personal journey, in addition to a communal one.


   The precise length of one’s training varies, depending upon the student’s previous knowledge. Though, roughly, B’nai Mitzvah tutoring takes at least one year and covers: prayers, reading from the Torah and Haftarah, as well as writing and delivering a d’var Torah (sermon).

To set up a meeting about b'nai mitzvah training,

e-mail Rabbi Matt Cohen at rabbi@cbigalveston.org or call (409) 765-5796.