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

Worldwide Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program: Join together with thousands of other bar/bat mitzvah-aged students for a special weekly parent-child program over zoom as well as a weekly in-person program as part of the Sunday morning schedule! 

More information here:

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 Leadership Sessions: Students will take part in Teen Leadership Sessions to provide fun and meaningful activities for the residents at Weinberg Community for Senior Living. Due to Covid, activities may be delivered and done over zoom.

Waffles and Wisdom: Join Rabbi Jeremy for a weekly morning breakfast and learn session! Enjoy waffles and delicious toppings while having meaningful discussions about all different Jewish topics!

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.