Today is May 26, 2013 -
Member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
177 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Sample Letter for Classmates
We look forward to seeing you at ____________Bar/Bat Mitzvah. This is a day that __________has been studying, preparing and anticipating for the past five years. It is a day that we have been looking forward to for a long time, and we want everything to run smoothly.
The first part of the day will be the religious service, which will take place at the synagogue. The service there is a traditional service, with most of the prayers recited in Hebrew. Even though the invitation says the service begins at 9:30, we suggest that you arrive around 10:15. That way you will participate in the main section of the service.
________will read from the Torah Scroll and also chant a portion from the prophets. ________will also discuss with the congregation the importance of the ___Mitzvah.
Once you arrive, you will be asked to sit in a special area, and there will be chaperones sitting with you. Please listen to their instructions and the instructions of the Rabbi and Cantor who lead the service.
No food or gum should be brought into the synagogue. You will be allowed to leave the sanctuary one time if you need to. Only one or two children at a time will be allowed to leave. If you do leave the sanctuary, do not go to other areas of the building, as this will disturb the other events going on. You will be asked to sit quietly and to follow along in a prayer book. No loud noises or applause is appropriate.
We look forward to seeing you.