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B'nai Mitzvah Date Selection

Partner's First Name (where applicable)
Partner's Last Name (where applicable)
Partner's Email Address (where applicable)
Partner's Cell Phone # (where applicable)
What is the name of the elementary school your child attends/attended?
To which middle school do you *expect* to send your child? (or which middle school they/he/she is currently attending)

The next few questions will ask you about your child's Hebrew birthday.  If you don't know your child's Hebrew birthday, simply go to https://hebcal.com/converter (if you click the link, it will open in a separate tab) and follow the instructions below:
  • On the left-hand side, enter your child's "Gregorian" (Secular) birthday including the year.
  • Make sure that if your child was born between sunset and 11:59pm to click the box marked "After Sunset."
  • Then hit, "Convert to Hebrew."  The date that then appears on the right-hand side of the screen will be your child's Hebrew birthday (if you did this step correctly, you should get a birthday in either the year 5771, 5772, 5773, or 5774).
  • Write that Hebrew date down for your reference, and enter it into the fields below.

Now return to https://hebcal.com/converter to find out what day your child will turn 13 on the Hebrew calendar.
  • This time start on the right-hand side and enter your child's Hebrew birthday in the day and date.
  • For the year, enter the number that is 13 more than your child's birth year
    • If your child was born in 5770, enter 5783
    • If your child was born in 5771, enter 5784
    • If your child was born in 5772, enter 5785
    • If your child was born in 5773, enter 5786
    • If your child was born in 5774, enter 5787
    • Etc., etc.
  • Then hit "Convert to Gregorian."  The date that then appears on the left-hand side of the screen will be your child's 13th Hebrew birthday.  Enter this date in the field below.

Below you will enter your three top choices of dates and times for your child's Mitzvah ceremony.  If your child identifies as male, your choices *must* be on or after his 13th Hebrew birthday.  If your child identifies as female, your choices are *encouraged* to be on or after her 13th Hebrew birthday, but Jewish law will allow us to do a ceremony any time after her 12th Hebrew birthday.  However, in the interest of being egalitarian, we hope that most female-identifying ceremonies will be as close to the child's 13th birthday as possible (barring special circumstances).
If there are reasons that a particular date is important to you (e.g. family concerns, a significant Torah portion, or other circumstances), please explain your situation in an email to Rabbi Adam (rabbiadam@templealiyah.org) and cc Jordan Drayer (jdrayer@templealiyah.org).

By clicking here, I agree to to pay a $975 deposit toward B'nai Mitzvah costs.  The balance of my fee ($1950) will be added to my account and payable over several years).
Mon, October 3 2022 8 Tishrei 5783