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My Mitzvah Helpful Information

Contact for Class Schedule and Curriculum Matters:
Risa Aqua, risaaqua25@gmail.com
303-883-4270

Contact for Financial, Facility, and Event Logistics Details:
Laura Intfen, director@bnaihavurah.org
303-388-4441 (W) / 720-327-5394 (C)

First Class: Sunday, October 8, 4:15-5:45 pm

In October, we will meet on the second and fourth Sundays--October 8 and 22. Starting in November, we will, with occasional exceptions, meet the first and third Sundays of each of month from 4:15 to 5:45.  Unless you are otherwise notified, we will meet at B'nai Havurah, 6445 E. Ohio Ave.

Included in Tuition:
The program is built around twice-monthly Sunday afternoon classes; but you will have many other opportunities to enrich your child's and family's experience.
 

  • Twice-monthly classes on the first and third Sundays of each month
  • Culminating B'nai Mitzvah celebration co-led by your child(ren) and
    either Rabbi Katie or Mitzvah Mavens Hal and Risa.
  • Individual Meetings with Educators and Clergy

    • 2-3 meetings with student for in-depth study of Torah portion and help preparing D’var Torah speech or alternate presentation.

    • 2 in-person meetings with family to plan and individualize the service/program and siddur/booklet.

    • Additional check-ins as needed.

    • Dress rehearsal.

  • Shabbat B'Yachad
    We join with B’nai Havurah six times a year for a family-friendly, joyful, song-filled Shabbat service, giving My Mitzvah students a chance to practice their leadership skills.

  • My Mitzvah Family Add-ons
    Parents are invited to join the students for an introductory class early in the year, plus a few holiday-based mini-gatherings at the end of class.

  • Family programming through B’nai Havurah (optional) 
    You are always invited to take advantage of B’nai Havurah’s extensive shabbat, holiday, social action and educational programming. Friends and family are welcome.
  • Facility and Administrative Support 

If you have not already done so, please complete our Facility and Administrative needs worksheet at least two months prior to your B'nai Mitzvah. Click here to access the form. 

Tutoring

Depending on individual needs and interests, each student's family will arrange for a tutor at their own expense. Fees may vary, but most are in the neighborhood of $35 per half-hour lesson.  Tutoring is required if your student will be learning to read Hebrew, and/or will be reading or chanting Torah and/or Haftarah. Please click here for list of recommended tutors. 

Choosing a B'nai Mitzvah Date

If you did not do so on the registration form, please submit your first, second, and third choices for date and time. Please submit your preferences to Risa Aqua (risaaqua25@gmail.com) by October 15, 2023, so we can match students and dates by the end of October. If you are not thinking of having a ceremony of any kind, let's chat.

B'nai Mitzvah Facility and Administrative Worksheet 

All My Mitzvah families are asked to complete a worksheet that provides important information about your B'nai Mitzvah. This form is necessary for your on-site (at B'nai Havurah) or off-site B'nai Mitzvah. Please click here to fill out the form.

Frequently Asked Questions

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