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Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah

On the day a boy takes his momentous steps towards the Torah for the first time, he experiences the defining moment when he assumes responsibility for prayer and good deeds as a Jewish man.


At this point in time, the young man Barmitzvahstands before his family and friends at the dawn of his journey into the world of Jewish manhood.

A boy must be over the age of 13, according to his Hebrew birth date to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. A Bar Mitzvah is usually celebrated on a Shabbat morning but can take place on a Monday or Thursday when the Torah is read, or on a day that is a Rosh Chodesh (and a few other very specific times.)

PLEASE NOTE : All bar mitzvahs conducted via The Central Synagogue will have to provide kosher catering at any celebratory function.

Learn about our Bar Mitzvah Academy

Bar Mitzvah teachers

  • Rabbi Yehuda Niasoff - 0414 262 006
  • Velvel Lederman - 0410 081 291
  • Robie Gold - 0405 535 402
  • Ronen Grauman - 0410 738 491
  • Oliver Freedman - 0434 562 623
  • Ben Friedman - 0433 457 456
  • Rabbi Menachem Sabbach (Bar Mitzvah online) - 0413 558 292 - www.barmitzvah-online.com

Bat Mitzvah

The spiritual experience of preparing for Bat Mitzvah represents a positive and enjoyable chapter in a girl's maturing process which will leave her with deep-rooted feelings of pride and affection for our heritage.

At Bat Mitzvah, it is said that a woman’s soul comes of age. This is the time when a young lady is entrusted to bring the joys, values and traditions of Judaism to life for herself and for her generations to come.


A girl usually has a Bat Mitzvah at the age of 12 years but there is no strict timing in this regard. The Batmitzvah ceremony at The Central Synagogue takes place before or during the Friday night service, where the girl delivers her Dvar Torah. We have begun a tradition called “Friday Night Fever” where the family of the Batmitzvah girl honour the occasion with a small “themed” Kiddush following the service.

PLEASE NOTE : All bat mitzvahs conducted via The Central Synagogue will have to provide kosher catering at any celebratory function.

Bat Mitzvah teachers

For more information on booking a Bar or Bat Mitzvah please call Mandy Mattes, (02) 9355 4000.

  • Aviva Itkin - 0433 116 229
  • Chana Chaiton - 0425 235 576
  • Miriam Hurbst - 0421 354 560