The JFE Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience

In Memory of Michael Braverman

Affordable. Meaningful. Stress-Free.

We are dedicated to making your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah meaningful, memorable, and of course... fun!

Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Coordinators will meet with each family and child to help plan their very own personalized Mitzvah experience including:

  • Picking a Mitzvah project that best suits his or her need and interests
  • Choosing an area of Jewish thought to learn and prepare
  • Master select prayers and Jewish texts
  •  Preparing the speech, developing content and confidence in the delivery.
  •  Mastering many of the meaningful rituals and customs that accompany Jewish adulthood.

Alise Gold, the BMC coordinator, will walk you and your young-adult through every step of the ceremony to make sure that it is a positive and comfortable experience.

Planning the actual event can be confusing and downright nerve wracking ...don't despair! The Jewish Family Experience is here to help you get through it all.

We'll help plan the ceremony you want while giving special attention to your personal concerns.

     ...Mazel Tov!

Bnei Mitzvah Experience Program Features

Personalized Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring and Ceremony Planning: We can help plan your child's milestone event from start to finish! We work together to create a ceremony that fits your family's needs and interests. We set up our students with tutors to prepare and if you are looking to celebrate in the Chicagoland area, our JFE Rabbi can officiate this special day!

Monthly Chesed Field Trips: Each month, the 6-7th graders have the opportunity to take part in different hands-on volunteer experiences, including Bernie's Book Bank, Cradles to Crayons, The Ark, The Chicago Chesed Fund, Maot Chitim & more!

Teen Learning Sessions: Students will take part in Teen Learning Sessions to provide fun and meaningful activities for the residents at Weinberg Community for Senior Living.

Mini Courses Throughout the Year: Experience three different mini courses over the year which include: Jewish Values and Community Living, Jewish History and Heritage, Israel Advocacy. 

Hebrew Language Learning: Our Hebrew program is tailored to each student's level and we strive to meet everyone where they are! Whether you are a beginner or are ready for conversational Hebrew, our goal is to keep each student learning and challenged,

Schedule a Meeting with our B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator (BMC)

Contact Alise Gold at

The Eitz Chaim Bnei Mitzvah Campaign Tree

Each leaf of this Eitz Chaim Tree represents the generosity of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah family to enable another child to celebrate this milestone in a meaningful way.

Please contact Mashi Polstein– to find out how you can be a part of the Eitz Chaim Bnei Mitzvah Campaign Tree.