The Bar Mitzvah Experience | 301.573.7366

The Planning

Whether your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah is taking place in a synagogue, a local venue, or in Israel, we can help you make the learning process more effective. Reuben frequently works with youngsters to support the learning that is taking place in the local congregation. For those families seeking alternative venues, Reuben can help in the venue selection process—recommending locations , interfacing with the venue’s team to ensure a smooth service. And finally, Reuben has also planned family trips to Israel, where youngsters celebrate their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs as part of a total family experience.

The Lessons

Fun…Confidence building...Positive…

Those are just a few of the descriptions of a lesson taught by Reuben Rosenfeld. He has a unique system and style that makes learning Hebrew easy. Students can immediately recognize the improvements in their Hebrew reading skills when they study with him. Reuben Rosenfeld lives in Potomac, Maryland, but he teaches students throughout the country. For local Washington DC and Montgomery County residents, Reuben conducts his lessons at a mutually convenient time in the student’s home. A typical session lasts approximately 45 minutes or more. For students outside the area…Reuben has developed a style where children enjoy classes via skype. Like our in-person lessons, sessions typically run about 45 minutes. For either in-person or long distance learning, parents should anticipate approximately 40 sessions to prepare his/her child for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

The Service

Reuben Rosenfeld has officiated at many of his students’ Bar/Bat Mitzvah services that are held outside of the synagogue. It is a far more effective, meaningful experience, when the person officiating at the service has forged an important bond with both the student and the family.

Additionally, families can take advantage of some of the other services that we offer.

  • Creation and customization of the siddur/prayerbooks
  • Procurement of an ark and a Torah
  • Procurement of other ancillary items including kippot, havdalah sets, prayer shawls etc.