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Getting Started

1. Dates are assigned by calendar year three years in advance.  At that time, families receive a form that they must fill out and return to Allison Karasik, Assistant to Cantors.  Dates are assigned by our committee.

2. Contact Patricia Simitakos, Events Manager (301-881-6550) to reserve a room for the party at B’nai Israel.  For parties at B’nai Israel, families may choose from one of our approved Kosher caterers.

3. Contact vendors who may be a part of your party.

4. Attend Shabbat morning services and Junior Congregation on a regular basis.

5. Expect a call from one of our cantors about 12 months before the Bar/Bat mitzvah, to begin private lessons.

6. Meet with one of our rabbis 6-8 weeks in advance. They will reach out to you to schedule the appointment.

7. Submit your Scroll InformationHonors/Kibudim, and Kiddush Sponsorship forms to the administrative office.

8. Ask any questions along the way … and remember to enjoy the big moment!

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