Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Our members come from a diversity of backgrounds, each with a different level of formal Jewish education. Some have never had the chance to become a Bat or Bar Mitzvah. This is particularly true for women and those who converted to Judaism. Bet David offers these members the chance to celebrate Jewish learning in form of an Adult B‘nai Mitzvah .

Guided by Rabbi Schell, our adult B’nai Mitzvah class meets together in a small group from February to June 2019.  Learning to read from the Torah and studying and discussing Jewish laws and customs in the context of the Progressive Movement, the group moves toward its B’nai Mitzvah celebration and graduation on Shavuoth (9 June 2019).

Unlike our traditional Bar and Bat Mitzvah programme through Cheder, this B’nai Mitzvah class is geared toward adult learners. The class forms a cohesive support group, and provides a warm space in which to explore one’s Judaism.

The class will take place bi-weekly on a Tuesday evening (18h00 to 19h30). Fee: R2500,- for the course.

For more information and to enroll, please contact Rabbi Schell or Glynnis:



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