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 read about what other TRS B’nai Mitzvah students have done for mitzvah projects. Use 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 Management System

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 Federation 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

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:

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 12 months prior to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Here are the monthly projects.

Month 12 Activity

Month 11 Activity

Month 10 Activity

Month 9 Activity

Month 8 Activity

Month 7 Activity

Month 6 Activity

Month 5 Activity

Month 4 Activity

Month 3 Activity

Month 2 Activity

Month 1 Activity

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