Bar and bat mitzvahs aren’t just for 13-year-olds. Students of all ages can gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Judaism and the Hebrew language. For a long time, congregations, including Achduth Vesholom, did not encourage bar mitzvah because it was felt that 13 was too young an age for formal initiation into adulthood. Many Reform congregations adopted a Confirmation service that recognized the coming of age of young men and women. However, the trend changed years ago because of the pull of religious tradition.
Members who are interested in an adult b'nei mitzvah, please contact Rabbi Cattapan at 744-4245.