B'nei Mitzvah Information

B'nei Mitzvah Manual

We hope that this B'nei Mitzvah Manual will serve as a resource. Please bookmark this document and return to it as questions arise.  As always, our staff looks forward to journeying with you during this exciting time.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have

Rabbi Rachel Saphire and Dr. Judy Avnery


How to Fulfill the Honors 
Candle Lighting
Blessing for the Presentation of the Tallit
Blessing Before the Reading of the Torah
Blessing After the Reading of the Torah
Universal Torah Blessing for Girl
Universal Torah Blessing for Boy
Kiddush and Motzi
Autobiography and Fact Sheets
Calling the Bar/Bat Mitzvah to the Torah

TBE Wellesley Hebrew Gevurot prayer from the Amidah sung by Cantor Jodi Sufrin
Beginning of the Amidah prayer
TBE Wellesley Bnei Mitzvah prayer preparation
Yotzer Or prayer in Hebrew with pronunciation by Cantor Jodi Sufrin

B'nei Mitzvah Prayers (Audio Files)

Click Here to Download B'nei Mitzvah Prayers  (once downloaded, right click on the file and select "Extract All" to unzip the file download to listen at any time)


The Aliyah/Honor Form
Milestone Donation Form 

Parent Blessing Information

Parent Blessing Guidelines
Sample Parent Blessing
Parent Blessing Submission Form 

Contact Us

For questions related to B'nei Mitzvah family programs, clergy appointments, building rental or other logistics, please contact our B'nei Mitzvah Coordinator, Matthew Wasserman, [email protected] or (781) 235-8419 x207. 

If you would like to speak with a member of our clergy about your child's B'nei Mitzvah preparation, please contact Rabbi Rachel Saphire, [email protected] or (781) 235-8419 x203.

For information on B'nei Mitzvah dates, contact Susan Karon, [email protected] or (781) 235-8419 ext 243.