Check out some of our most commonly asked questions and concerns below.
No. This course is completely non-denominational and inclusive of Jewish boys from all walks of life, regardless of their affiliation.
Think of this course as an opportunity to learn about life, not just religion. It's about gaining a sense of self-awareness and perspective on the world, while also introducing a fresh perspective on what religion is all about.
He can do this course completely at his own pace. Once you buy the course, it will always remain available.
Yes! When he completes the course, he’ll get a personalized plaque to display at his Bar Mitzvah, celebrating his achievement and milestone.
Aside from the various follow up actions suggested throughout the course, there is no homework.
Yes, there are short multiple-choice quizzes after each lesson. I include these quizzes because it helps students internalize the information and ensures they're getting the maximum benefits from the course. But of course…the ultimate test is putting it to use in real life!
The course includes twenty 15-minute lessons on topics ranging from life purpose, to faith, and so much more. Lessons include:
1. What is a bar mitzvah?
2. Your body and soul
3. Hello G-D
4. How to pray
5. The Torah
6. What is a Mitzvah?
7. What makes food Kosher?
8. Love your fellow
9. Our Holy Land Israel
10. Shabbat, our day of rest
11. Jewish holidays and fast days
12. Life after life
13. The Mitzvah of Tefillin
14. Jewish life cycle events
15. The Jewish calendar
16. Learning to have faith
17. What is my purpose?
18. Taking responsibility
19. The Jewish people
20. Our destination
Ideally, yes. I recommend using a computer or laptop since the platform works smoother; however, the course is also compatible with smartphones and tablets if necessary.
The lessons are taught in a specific order, and I recommend not waiting too long in between the lessons. That said, once you buy the course, it will always remain available.
I am part of an international network of Rabbis, and I will happily connect you with a Rabbi in your area to assist you with officiating at your ceremony. If you would like to have your son's celebration in Israel, I can connect you with my colleague who arranges Bar Mitzvahs at the Western Wall.
Here is a sample from one of my course lessons.
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