What Your Child Leads at a Mincha Service

On the FRIDAY NIGHT of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Erev Shabbat), your child:

  • Has the honor of sitting on the Bimah.
  • Helps dress the Torah if it is read.
  • Leads the Aleinu during the conclusion of the service.
  • Leads the congregation in the chanting of the Kiddush on the Bimah.

Saturday Afternoon (Mincha) Service Bar/Bat Mitzvah (5:00 pm)

Student A (If single, student follows a combination of some of the A & B parts)

  • Adonai S’fatai Tiftach (preparing for the T’filah), read or chanted
  • Avot – Imahot (praises God for our ancestors), read or chanted
  • Atah Echad (praises God for the Sabbath), read or chanted
  • R’tzei (praises God for worship), read and then the last line chanted.

Student B

  • G’vurot (praises God for giving all life), read or chanted
  • Kad’sheinu (praises God for the Sabbath), read or chanted
  • Modim (a prayer of thanksgiving to God), read and then the last line chanted.

Torah Reading

  • Torah blessings chanted
  • Approximately 10-14 verses of Torah, read or chanted in 3 aliyot.

Personal Reflection Speech

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