Congregation Emanu-El

7011 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206

(316) 684-5148


Bar / Bat Mitzvah

The celebration of Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Emanu-El is a joyous, community event filled with meaning and promise.  Visitors and out-of-town family members constantly speak of how beautiful the services are and how well-prepared the Bar or Bat Mitzvah is.  At the same time, we know that, important as it is, the ceremony is just one step in a person’s Jewish education. 

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah journey begins in Religious School and kicks into high gear approximately two years before the date of the ceremony.  This is when they begin their religious and Hebrew studies specifically directed toward the ceremony, both one-on-one with the rabbi as well as in class with their peers. 

At their Bat/Bar Mitzvah celebration, the boy or girl will lead the Erev Shabbat and Shacharit services (Friday night and Saturday morning).  They will chant from the Torah and the haftarah (the reading from the Prophets) and deliver an original d’var torah (an interpretive sermon based on the text). 

By the time family and friends are congratulating the bar/bat mitzvah and their family, it will be clear that it was an experience filled with inspiration and significance, and that this young person is ready to begin to assume the responsibilities that fall on Jewish adults. 

Please contact our office in the Spring of your child’s 5th grade to arrange a date for this important simcha

 

 

 
 

Temple Events

Sunday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.
Choir rehearsal

Monday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Sisterhood Coffee Talk and
Open Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Brotherhood Board Meeting

Friday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Erev Shabbat Family Service

Sunday, April 9, 12:30 p.m.
Choir rehearsal

Tuesday, April 11
Morning Pesach, 10:00 a.m.
Second Night Seder, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Erev Shabbat with Special
Oneg In Memory of
Jana Hirschman

Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
CE Board Meeting

Friday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Erev Shabbat
Doug Jacobia Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 p.m.
Morning Shabbat
Doug Jacobia Bar Mitzvah

Sunday, April 23,
Choir rehearsal, 12:30 p.m.
Congregational Meeting, 1:00p.m.

Friday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.
Erev Shabbat
Featuring the CE Choir

Sunday, April 30, 1:00 p.m.
Sisterhood Donor
at Ya Ya’s Eurobristro

Community Events

Monday, April 24, 7:15 p.m.
Hadassah Board Meeting
at Judy Eichhorn’s home

Thursday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.
JBJCS Board Meeting (HC)

Friday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.  
Community Hadassah Erev
Shabbat with the Choir

 

 

This Year in Photos

Read our current Ruach

April Sabbath Services

Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.
Morning Shabbat
Vayikra-Pent. Leviticus 1:1-5:26

Friday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Erev Shabbat Family Service

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m.
Morning Shabbat
Tzav-Pent. Leviticus 6:1-8:36

Friday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Erev Shabbat

Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m.
Morning Shabbat
Chol HaMoed

Friday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Erev Shabbat
Doug Jacobia Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.
Morning Shabbat
Shemini-Pent. Leviticus 9:1 11:47
Doug Jacobia Bar Mitzvah

Friday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.
Erev Shabbat

Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.
Morning Sabbat
Taria-Metzore. Pent. Leviticus 12:1-15:33