For the B’nai Mitzvah

Contact for
B'Nai Mitzvah:

Julie Kaplan
(703) 532-2217, ext.313

Learn your prayers and torah with your computer

Temple Rodef Shalom uses Kol Kore (a Hebrew Bnai Mitzvah tutoring program) as an added resource to help Bar and Bat Mitzvah students learn the Torah portion, Haftarah, and Hebrew prayers required for the service. The program costs $60 and is paid directly to Kol Koreh.

To order the program, DO NOT ORDER ON THEIR WEBSITE. Instead, please send your request via email to Julie Kaplan and we will configure Kol Kore for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah assigned prayers/Torah/Haftarah with our recordings.

You will then receive an email from Kol Kore with instructions on how to log in and use the program. Payment is made at that time. Kol Kore can be used on any computer, phone or tablet with internet access. It is best to use the Firefox web browser.

Kol Kore Screenshot

Mitzvah project idea databases

TRS has a database to help you discover project ideas that other students have done. Use this database to search for ideas or add your project for others to see. Click here for our Mitzvah Project Database Sign in as a guest.

Fairfax County also has a great volunteer site to find projects for your age group! Go to Volunteer Project Search and use the filters to search for projects for your age group. You do not have to sign in or create a user name to use the site.

Arlington County has a website with opportunities for Children, Youth and Families. Go to here to see their “Volunteer Arlington Passion Into Action” site. You do not need to login to use their site.

Also, the Jewish Federation has ideas for Mitzvah projects. Go to Federation Doing Good Project Ideas Page to see their list of projects on their Online Project Bank.


When you have finished your mitzvah project, please visit this page to let us know what you did. We will add it to your file so the clergy can see that it has been completed.

Understanding your torah portion

BimBam, formerly G-dcast, creates and distributes fun, accessible and smart digital media about Judaism for kids, adults and families who want to spend quality time online. Each weekly Torah portion is presented in a digital video clip at this link:

Do you need packets or recordings?

If you need to download the audio file of your Torah portion, or need another copy of the Torah scan, or printout, please email Julie Kaplan at


Morning Student A Service Packet

Morning Student A Torah Packet

Morning Student B Service Packet

Morning Student B Torah Packet

Afternoon Student A & B Service Packet

Afternoon Student A & B Torah Packet

Friday Night Prayer Packet for All Students


For Tutors

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