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Mother/Daughter Matan Program

The Matan mother-daughter bat mitzvah program for 5th grade girls. Please check back for when the next session will start.

The Matan bat mitzvah program  consists of ten two-hour sessions during which mothers and daughters study Jewish sources in preparation for the girl’s Bat Mitzvah.  Centered around the theme "Jewish Women Through the Ages", the program focuses on Jewish role models from Rivka through Avital Sharansky. . The aim 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.

Each learning session is accompanied by an experiential activity such as creative dance, music, theater, art and guided imagery. The underlying principle is that a successful learning experience is based not on the intellect, but draws on other realms of the personality, among them, emotions and creativity. Each girl is encouraged to prepare a special project for her Bat Mitzvah on the subject "Aishet Chayil", selecting a woman from her family. These projects often serve as the basis for the Bat Mitzvah girl's speech.  

For more information contact Amy Goldstein at

Thu, November 14 2019 16 Cheshvan 5780