There is No Such Thing as a Typical Bar/Bat Mitzvah!
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are more than an event; you do not have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, you become one.
A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is not a day, it is a person, it is your child. The process towards B’nai Mitzvah gives your child not only the chance to study Torah, to learn the prayers, and to interpret and teach the weekly Torah portion, but also to explore what it means to be an adult, to be a responsible, productive, and caring person. Arnie gives each child the attention they need to prepare her/him for this right-of-passage.
B’nai Mitzvah is an ancient gift that the Jewish people have given to our children, and which you as parents, are passing down to your children as well. In doing so you are saying that tradition matters, that holiness matters, and that the past will not be forgotten. But it is a gift that benefits us all as well. Each week when a young person holds the Torah for the first time and reads from its ancient words, our tradition is strengthened and our future made more secure.