To become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a moment of immense pride: for youth, the congregation and the larger Jewish community. It is a major milestone in one's development as a Jew and as a person.

The following are the Goals of the Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs at Mizpah Congregation.

  • Attain religious, moral, ethical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional potential.
  • Encourage and inspire youth to pursue ongoing/lifelong Jewish learning.
  • Develop within the youth a Jewish view of the world [mitzvot, tikkun olam, chesed] Enhance appreciation and understanding of Torah, Avodah, G'mlut Chasadim.
  • Enhance appreciation and understanding of God, Torah, Israel – three pillars of Judaism.
  • Develop skills and confidence to serve as lay leaders: to chant/recite prayers, melodies, understand and explain liturgy, write and deliver a D'var Torah.
  • Acquire a position of pride and responsibility in the Chattanooga Jewish Community.
  • To become a role model and exemplar within the Jewish and larger community.
  • Increase youth involvement in the life of Mizpah: as a madrich, Youth Group member, Confirmation Student, participation in Temple Committee work and Torah Study.


For additional information regarding Requirements, Parent Responsibility, Schedule of Study, Learning Content, Fees and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects, please contact  the office.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah opportunities are also open to adults. Please contact the office for further information.

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