For the B’nai Mitzvah

Contact for
B'Nai Mitzvah:

Kristen Esquivel
(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, please send your request via email to Kristen Esquivel and we will configure Kol Kore for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah materials. Please know it will take a few days for you to 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 or idevice with internet access but you must use the Firefox web browser. For more information about the program, visit the Kol Kore website.

Kol Kore Screenshot

Mitzvah project idea databases

TRS has a database to help you read about what other TRS B’nai Mitzvah students have done for mitzvah projects. Use this database to research some ideas.

Also, the Jewish Federation offers Jconnect.  Jconnect is here to help you select a meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah project. Whether you are looking for community service or somewhere to direct tzedakah, we have ideas and resources that can match up your interests and talents at our B’nai Mitzvah page or call us at 1-888-246-1818 or email.


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

Here’s a great website to watch a 4-minute animated video about your Torah portion at the Godcast website.

Read your torah portion in english

Read your Torah and Haftarah portions in English, or print a new copy of your portion with vowels, or like it looks in the Torah, without vowels.

Notebook projects

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah notebook helps students understand the true meaning of Bar or Bat Mitzvah by looking at what it means to be a Jewish adult from different perspectives.

We ask that students complete one project per month, beginning 11 months prior to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Here are the monthly projects. You may right click on a link below and save it to your computer. All the projects are pdf files.

11 Month Project
11 Month Project for Parent
10 Month Project
9 Month Project
8 Month Project
7 Month Project
6 Month Project
5 Month Project
4 Month Project
3 Month Project
2 Month Project
1 Month Project
11 Month Project for Student
11 Month Service Journal
10 Month Service Journal
9 Month Service Journal
8 Month Service Journal
7 Month Service Journal
6 Month Service Journal
5 Month Service Journal
4 Month Service Journal
3 Month Service Journal
2 Month Service Journal
1 Month Service Journal

Prayer Packets

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


Audio Files

Morning Service Prayers

Mincha Service Prayers






Special Holiday Portions

For Tutors

Student Tracking Chart
Extended Billing Authorization