B’nai Mitzvah Preparation

Dan Eisner, B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator,  can be reached at the temple at 412-369-0900 ext. 1119 or by email at deisner@templeohavshalom.org.

The beginning of your journey to becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah starts with a series of workshops at the temple. During these workshops you and your classmates will learn many things both about what the process means as well as how you will prepare for the event. At the first session you will be provided with a handbook to guide you through many facets of the planning stages. You can also download the handbook, along with a series of related attachments, from the links below.

B’Nai Mitzvah Handbook

Attachments ListForms ChecklistTemple Policies AgreementFacility Rental AgreementSpecial Event FormMitzvah Project ProposalHonors formBlessing For IsraelBlessing over TorahCD ContentsSample Service OutlineProgress ChartChronicle Info SheetVendor List,  Ways To GiveEnd Survey

Listing of Upcoming B’nai Mitzvah Dates:


March 8 – Lauren S.
April 5 – Jordan R.
April 12 – Sydney W.
May 31 – Emily F.
June 14 – Jack C.
June 21 – Brooke S.
June 28 – Gabriella S.
September 6 – Adam S.
September 13 – Zoe S.
October 11 – Marshall W.
October 18 – Abby B.
October 25 – Benjamin S.
November 8 – Jacob H.
Dec. 6 – Lane T.


B’nai mitzvah music and prayers:


Hatzi Kaddish:

Blessing before reading from The Torah: