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Bat Mitzvah Club

5782  /  2021-2022

 

Welcome to the MTC Bat Mitzvah Club, where Bat Mitzvah age girls get together to discover what it means to become a Jewish woman and how powerful and important they are through fun crafts, DMC's and lessons to last a lifetime.

Program highlights include a Shabbat experience, a mother-daughter Challah Bake, and a Bat Mitzvah Ceremony.

Please read further about our program, end-of-year Ceremony and optional Dinner. Then apply! 
We look forward to having you join us!

Ita New
BMC Director
ita@themtc.com
Cell: 514.677.1028

 

for Girls ages 11-12 (Bat Mitzvah age)
Monthly sessions (8 in total)
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Limited space available.
$450

We will be complying with all Covid-19 regulations.

Program

*All dates are subject to change.

Sunday September 12  |  Orientation 
7:00-7:30 pm at MTC,  28 Cleve Road.

Welcome! Come with a parent(s) to meet your BMC teacher, get to know all the girls becoming Bat Mitzvah just like you. Find out what this exciting year has in store!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday October 5  |  Session 1: Neshama (Part I)
Join the club and get your very own BMC gear. Learn what the Bat Mitzvah hype is all about! Design your very own candle and do a cool candle experiment.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday October 26  |  Session 2: Neshama (Part II)
Discover the treasure within you. Lean how to harness your strengths and talents to fulfill your purpose. How is your Jewish name significant to your life's mission?  

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Saturday November 6  |  Shabbat Day Experience
BMC girls enjoy a Shabbat program while their families join MTC for services. Kids program for younger siblings is available. Kiddush lunch for everyone. 

 
 

Tuesday November 16  |  Session 3: Shabbat candles
Come and learn about the feminine power of Shabbat from our Matriarch Sara, and the miracles in her tent. Stained glass art.

 

Tuesday December 7  |  Mother Daughter Challah Bake
Get your aprons on as we learn the art and spirit of Challah baking. Let’s bake some delicious Challah from scratch with fresh natural ingredients. Moms and grandmothers are invited to join in the fun.

 

Tuesday January 11  |  Session 4: Charity
Did you know our Matriarch Rivka was called “a rose among the thorns”? Let’s see what we can learn from her journey. Balloon launch. Design your own Tzedaka (charity) box.

 

Tuesday February 1  |  Session 5: Decision Making
Which route would you take; the long short way or the short long way? Parents are invited to get a BMC crash course with the Rabbi.

 

Friday February 11  |  Shabbat Dinner
There’s nothing in the world like Shabbat… come and get it! Join Ita and her family in their home, as we light Shabbat candles, do Kiddush and enjoy a scrumptious dinner with friends, games and singing.

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Tuesday March 1  |  Session 6: Modesty
Walk down the runway as a royal princess. Learn insights into the hidden story of Purim and how it was a woman who saved the day.

 

Tuesday March 29  |  Session 7: Holocaust 
A person is like a tree, in order to grow tall we need our roots. Be spellbound by Mrs. Tuky Treitel’s story as a hidden child of the Holocaust. Moms & Dads are invited.

 

Tuesday May 3  |  Session 8: Kosher
You are what you eat. Kosher hunt and cooking demo.

 

Tuesday May 17  |  Mikvah Tour
Moms join us for a unique opportunity to learn about the special mitzvah of Mikva that has united Jewish women throughout the ages.

 

Tuesday May 24  |  End of Year Trip / Activity 
Surprise end of year BMC graduation trip / activity.

 

Tuesday June 7 & Tuesday June 14  |  Rehearsal

Preparing speeches and songs for the end of year ceremony.

 
 
 

Friday June 17  |  Ceremony
Take part in the big milestone. BMC girls share an insight on a topic they learned, present songs, receive a BMC certificate and a special Bat Mitzvah gift.

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Ceremony

Friday June 17, 2022*

Take part in the big milestone.  BMC girls share an insight on a topic they learned, present songs, receive a BMC certificate and a special Bat Mitzvah gift. 

No Additional Cost. RSVP required.

Please Note
Each BMC girl has been allocated up to 20 seats, including her own.

Ceremony Includes:

-Assistance with speech preparation.
-Kippot with BMC branding.
-Shabbat candles for women and girls to light at the event.
-Slideshow of 10 photos of each BMC girl to play before the program begins.
-Audio visual presentation.
- A zoom link will be made available for family and friends.
-Omega Photography will photograph the ceremony until sundown. You will receive a link to an online album of photos to share and download.

Private Photo Session

Private family photo sessions are available at MTC, starting at 2:00 pm before the event. Includes high quality digital files. To reserve your slot, call Suzi from Omega at 514-277-7095. Cost: $190.

 Synagogue Etiquette

-Bat Mitzvah girls honour the sanctity of the synagogue by dressing modestly, i.e. arms should be covered during the ceremony.
-We request that you respect the laws of Shabbat by putting away all electronics, i.e. cellphones, once the Shabbat candles are lit. 

*All details are subject to change due to Covid-19 regulations at the time.

Shabbat Dinner

(optional)

FRIDAY JUNE 17 2022, FOLLOWING CEREMONY*

Estimated Cost: Adult Menu $135 | Child Menu $80 |  Child under 2 $0
(Cost is based on the 2019 BMC package and is subject to change due to market fluctuations.)

Each BMC girl has been allocated up to 20 seats, including her own. 
You may choose to invite some of your guests to the Ceremony alone.  

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Full course dinner by La Marguerite Catering, service included

ADULT MENU
On Table: Challah, assorted salads (6)  
Appetizer: Grilled salmon  
Main Course: Chicken dinner, Pommes Parisiennes, Bouquet de Légumes
Dessert per table: Plate of assorted mini pastries, exotic fruit plate, mint tea & coffee
Drinks: Red and white wine at tables, soft drinks and water

CHILD MENU
On Table: Challah, assorted salads (6)
Appetizer: Asian pad thai, Panko coated fish
Main Dish: Curly fries on a stick, mini slider, mini hotdog, chicken schnitzel
Dessert: Decadent brownie

 RENTALS

-MTC hall rental
-Up to 20 seats
-Tablecloths (to the floor), chair covers, matching napkins, centerpieces, dishware, silverware, glassware,  catering rentals, kitchen rentals
-Limited number of high chairs available upon request.
 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

-Shabbat dinner package is based on a minimum of 125 guests.
-BMC girls will sit together with their families for the Shabbat dinner.
-We will do our best to accommodate allergies.
-Dinner guests must be registered by Feb 22, 2022.
-A 90% refund will be given for cancellations received in writing to mtc@themtc.com prior to May 26 2022 (approx. 3 weeks before the event). No refunds will be issued after that date.

*All details are subject to change due to Covid-19 regulations at the time.

 

 

MTC's Bat Mitzvah Club is dedicated in loving memory of Yehuda Ben Henich Chaymovich obm.

Tue, September 21 2021 15 Tishrei 5782