B’nai Mitzvah

B’nai Mitzvah at Anshe Emet are highly personalized experiences.

As we embark on this process together, we hope it is enriching and filled with learning and growth. Through this multi-year journey, we are excited to get to know your children, their hobbies and passions, and to study the words of the Torah together. We look forward to the inspirational moment when your son/daughter first stands on the bimah and takes ownership of their Jewish identity.

Naomi Richman, our B’nai Mitzvah and Music Team Coordinator, will ensure that your celebration and experience will allow your child to reach his/her potential.  Please contact Naomi with any questions you may have.

Click here for what to expect in the next few years.

View your AES B’nai Mitzvah Handbook

We look forward to celebrating with you!

For Guests

Are you attending a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah at Anshe Emet?

Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is not a “graduation” or end of study, but a rite of passage to greater privilege and responsibility. When a young person becomes a Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Son/Daughter of the Commandments), s/he reaches an important milestone in his/her spiritual growth. It signifies that the child has reached maturity in the eyes of the Jewish community and has accepted the religious obligations of Judaism. A Jewish girl becomes an adult at age twelve, and a Jewish boy at age thirteen. S/he does not need a ceremony to be considered a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, however, in celebration of the occasion, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah exercises his/her religious adulthood for the first time with a significant honor receiving an aliyah (literally being called up to the Torah), and chanting Haftarah (a selection from the prophets). The Bar/Bat Mitzvah may also participate in other ways such as introducing the Torah and Haftarah readings and conducting parts of the service. The young person will generally speak about the significance of fulfilling the commandments, now as an adult, in a short speech delivered during the service.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Anshe Emet is blessed to celebrate many special occasions, s’machot, in our community. Anshe Emet is now offering several sponsorship opportunities for you to consider in memory or honor of someone you love or in celebration of a simcha. Please fill out the form below to make arrangements. For any questions, please contact Mimi Weisberg at mweisberg@ansheemet.org/773-868-5123.

Click Here to Request a Sponsorship

Torah Trope

PDF Torah Trope Drills 1-7
PDF Torah Trope Drills 8-16

Line 1 Ethachta
Line 2 Sofpasuk
Line 3.1 Full katon
Line 3.2 Munach-katon
Line 3.3 Yetiv-katon
Line 4.1 Darga-tevir
Line 4.2 Mercha-tevir
Line 5 Gershayim-revii
Line 5 Gershayim-only
Line 6 Revii
Line 7.1 Kadma-azla
Line 8 Ketana
Line 9 Gedola
Line 10 Pazer
Line 11 Zakefgadol
Line 12 Zarka-segol
Line 13 Shalshelet
Line 14 Mercha-kefulah
Line 15 Karnei-parah
Line 16 Sof-aliyah

Torah Blessings

Torah Blessings PDF 
Torah Blessing 1 Audio
Torah Blessing 2 Audio

Blessing Before/After Haftarah

Blessing before the haftarah PDF
Blessing before haftarah Audio

Blessings after haftarah PDF
Blessings after haftarah 1-3 color PDF
Blessings after haftarah 4-6 color PDF
Haftarah Blessing After 1 Audio
Haftarah Blessing After 2 Audio
Haftarah Blessing After 3 Audio
Haftarah Blessing After 4 Audio
Haftarah Blessing After 5 Audio
Haftarah BlessingAfter 6 Audio

Haftarah Trope

Trope Drills 1-7
Trope Drills 8-16

Line 1 Etnachta
Line 2 Sof-pasuk
Line 3.1 Katon
Line 3.2 Katon-munach
Line 3.3 Yetiv-katon
Line 4.1 Darga-tevir
Line 4.2 Mercha-tevir
Line 5 Gershayim
Line 5 Gershayim-revii
Line 6 Revii
Line 7.1 Kadma-azla
Line 7.1 Geresh
Line 8 Ketanah
Line 9 Gedolah
Line 10 Pazer
Line 11 Zakef-gadol
Line 12 Zarka-segol
Line 14 Merchakefulah
Line 16 Sof-haftarah