Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation

Becoming a Bar/Bat mitzvah is an incredibly special experience not only for you and your child but for our nation.

Makom Meshutaf’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah program remains small in group size which enables us to work with families and the students in a flexible manner and allows us to create a most appropriate and meaningful experience.

The program consists of eight sessions in which the participants learn about the Jewish traditions and values in an experiential, creative and participatory fashion which makes the program not only informative but exciting and dynamic. Participants learn about responsibility, the Jewish calendar and holidays, the Jewish approach to life cycle events, and the significance of the symbols of our tradition. Every session includes a creative project related to the subject matter at hand.

The program ends with a special trip to Yerushalayim for the participant and their parents including an inspiring closing ceremony.

“The Parent/Child learning program is rich in content and delivers such an effective message in an interesting and enjoyable way. I am very impressed with Makom Meshutaf and the work they are doing” – Dovid Ram ( Head of Culture Moshav Kfar HaRif)
“This program allows for us and our kids to learn about Judaism, engage in open dialogue with intelligence and acquire a sense of what it means to incorporate the experience Jewish life.” – Chen Rozen (Moshav Kfar HaRif)
“Working with Makom Meshutaf and Shalom Hammer has proven to be an enriching experience for our child. It has helped familiarize our daughter with the Jewish sources and it has helped unite the entire group of teens on the Kibbutz by way of values and aspirations” – Bruriah Karnei-Hadas (Head of Culture Kibbutz Kerem Shalom )
“Makom Meshutaf’s program is rich in content and emphasizes to our children how Judaism is so important to us as a nation. Through interaction and creative activities our kids have really bonded with one another which is so crucial in the Kibbutz. Rav Shalom is so patient with the kids and demonstrates such genuine happiness working with them”
Sharon Kaspi, Kibbutz Kerem Shalom

Family Learning

Parents and children (2-8 grades) come together to learn basic texts relating to the Torah portion, holidays in season and stories of our tradition in an unthreatening friendly atmosphere and with the help of special source sheets which pose questions and offer direction in order to facilitate a greater understanding and appreciation of our tradition. Theater, drama and audio and visual aides help make the learning experiential, educational and enjoyable.

Every session is accompanied by an activity where the kids have the ability to create a project relating to what they have learned which they can take home with them. Every child who participates gets a prize and the evening concludes with a raffle offering special prizes for those who participate.

Rabbi Learning Program

Information coming soon