Westchester Jewish Center

B'nei Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah
The B’nei Mitzvah Committee works with the Rabbi to help set policy and dates for B'nei Mitzvot at WJC.

If you are a new member with a child who will become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah within the next three years, please contact the Synagogue Office about getting a date assigned.

If you have any general questions, please refer to the contact list.

There is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning Guide for each year.  Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning Guide 2019

Note that content in the planning guide is subject to change.  Please contact the WJC office and request the most current information.

Our Panel of Caterers change periodically. For an updated list, click here.

Descriptive booklets for B'nei Mitzvah: Click here to see sample booklets for both a bar and bat mitzvah for both Saturday morning and Saturday evening services. Please see the planning guide for more information.

B'nei Mitzvah Project Handbook: Click here to access a guide to tikkun olam, the repair of the world, prepared especially for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah by the Social Action Committee.

Parent Programs: Mark your calendars with our new and exciting parent programs for all WJC families with Bar/Bat Mitzvah age children in 5th, 6th and 7th grades!  Let's come together as a community as we share these special milestones in our shul.

Please make every effort to attend the parent programs for your child's B'nei Mitzvah Class. Should you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact Olga Glazer at [email protected].

Approximately 8 months prior to the B'nei Mitzvah, each family will be assigned a a B'nei Mitzvah liaison. This is a member of the B'nei Mitzvah Committee who will act as a contact person to answer any questions the family may have.

The following are the Synagogue liaisons that should be contacted for the specified area.  All phone extensions are for main office number: 698-2960

Honors, Aliyot, D’var Torah Preparation Rabbi Segelman [email protected]
B'nei Mitzvah Tutoring Cantor Goldberg [email protected]
Kiddush & Simchas; Special Event Room Rentals; Caterers Rosie Aronin [email protected]
Kippot, tallit, etc. from Sisterhood Gift Shop Carol Fasman [email protected]
Financial Questions    
Last name A-F Marc Strongin [email protected]
Last name G-Ko Yale Zoland [email protected]
Last name Kr-Ro Ian Winters [email protected]
Last name Ros-Z Nancy Sherman [email protected]
Sisterhood Tree of Life Susan Levy [email protected]
All Other Susan Lurie [email protected]