Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class, Adult Learning with Rabbi Jamie Korngold

Here is your chance to study Judaism as an adult.

Many adults missed out on having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. But it is never too late!

Other adults simply want to increase their Jewish knowledge. Perhaps they went through the Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah but don’t remember much except how bored they were.

Join Rabbi Korngold and other adults who wish to increase their Jewish knowledge as we embark on an adventure of mind and spirit, guaranteed to help you advance your Jewish studies and practice.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm MT (7:30 ET, 6:30 CT, 4:30 PT) on Zoom. The class meets for eight sessions, from Dec 2020-July 2021.

Imagine the potential of consistent study with our Rabbi. Here is a chance to make Judaism relevant and accessible for yourself, to carefully unpack the meaning behind prayers, to create a safe place to explore your questions about God, and to learn more about ritual.

We will discuss topics such as:

  • What do all these prayers mean?
  • Who are we praying to?
  • What is the purpose of prayer?
  • How do I make Shabbat meaningful?
  • How do I connect with my Torah portion?
    Rabbi Jamie Korngold

    Meanwhile, those students working towards becoming Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah will study Hebrew privately with Rabbi Jamie or another Hebrew tutor to master the reading of prayers and the Torah. We offer Hebrew tutoring online and in-person in Boulder CO, Arvada CO, and Tulsa OK.


    Students commit to exploring Shabbat and developing a Shabbat practice that is meaningful and sustainable. Examples of past students practices include meditation, Jewish crafts, reading, hiking, and not complaining

    Optional Study:

    Some students choose to take on an independent study project on the topic of their choice, focusing on an area of interest to you. Past students have chosen topics as diverse as compiling a family history and a deep study of Jewish values related to business practice.

    The Ceremony:

    Students pursuing a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah will celebrate the completion of the course with a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah ceremony. If you opt for a private ceremony, it will be at a location you select, with the friends and family of your choosing attending. Your place, your date, your community. Or, choose to celebrate in a shared ceremony with your classmates.


    No prior Hebrew knowledge is required, only a willingness to learn.


    The fee for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah class is $950 for members of our congregation and $1,100 for non-members. The ceremony fee is $2,500 for a private ceremony in Boulder or on Zoom or $1,200 for a shared group ceremony. (+$100 for non-members) This does not include Hebrew tutoring.


    The course of study is available to adults who simply want to learn more or wish to culminate their studies with a Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony.


About Rabbi Jamie Korngold

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