B’nai mitzvah resources.


We assign ceremony dates two to three years in advance. Unsure when to start planning? Contact Andy Shankman.

Student Resources

Listen to recordings of the Torah and Haftarah blessings and the Torah and Haftarah trope.

Family Resources

Learn the Torah blessings, how to have an Aliyah to the Torah and more.

We look forward to joining you in preparing your children.

B’nai mitzvah contacts.

Andy Shankman

B’nai Miztvah Coordinator

Ben Kreshtool

Ritual Director

Rabbi Steven Schwartz & Rabbi Dana Saroken

Our clergy meets with each b’nai mitzvah student throughout the process and the student to prepare their required d’var torah, a reflection on the meaning of their Torah portion.

To contact Rabbi Schwartz, please email Yvonne Pentove: yvonne@bethelbalto.com.

To contact Rabbi Saroken, please email Zoe Popowcer: zoe@bethelbalto.com.

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