What does the program include?

Who can participate in the program?
The program is intended for all boys of Bar Mitzvah age throughout the country, beginning about 3-4 months before the actual Bar Mitzvah day.

What does the program include?
The program is made up of 8 meetings at the Bar Mitzvah boy’s home or any other location selected by the family. Two of the meetings involve the whole family. The meetings include information about Jewish heritage and Zionism, presented in a pleasant, youthful and dynamic environment.

What will we study in the program?

The program includes preparation for putting on tefillin (phylacteries), reading in the Torah, developing awareness to strengthen the Bar Mitzvah boy’s personality, cultivating respect for one’s family, implementing values of giving and hessed (charity), and studying the history of the Jewish people and its significance in the chain of generations. The study program includes a rich content package, as well as an empowering tour experience of Jerusalem for the young boy and his family.

Who are the program’s teachers?

The program is taught by young and personable tutors who have been carefully selected based on their personal and educational qualifications and have joined the program out of a personal mission to contribute to and enrich the society in which they live. The assignment of the specific tutor is done based on the particular needs and personality of each family.

What is the cost of participating in this program?

The Shahak Bar Mitzvah Program is a subsidized program. For the price chart based on geographic areas, click here.

How and when can one register for this program?
The program begins 3-4 months before the boy’s Bar Mitzvah date. To access and complete the application form, click here.