A Bat Mitzvah is an opportunity for a girl to prepare for her entry into Jewish adulthood by exploring what it means to be a Jewish woman. The aim of the Matan Bat Mitzvah program, Jewish Women Through the Ages, is to see how we, as Jewish women, are part of a chain across the generations, and how the Bat Mitzvah can serve as a bridge connecting the young girl to Jewish continuity.
The program consists of ten sessions during which mothers and daughters study sources together about Jewish women throughout history. The women studied in the program were selected because they embody positive attributes and values from which the girls can learn.
• 10 two-hour sessions for mothers and daughters
• Each session includes textual Torah study (sources in Hebrew and English)
• A creative activity in each session
• Each girl is encouraged to prepare a special “Woman of Valour” project based on a biblical personality, a woman studied or an inspiring woman in her life
• Closing celebration