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Bat Mitzvah Club

5785  /  2024-2025

 

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.
$575

Program

*All dates are subject to change.

Orientation 
Tuesday Sep 3, 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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  Session 5: Good Choices
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  |  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  |  Session 6: Inner & Outer Beauty
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  |  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  |  Session 8: Kosher
You are what you eat. Kosher hunt and cooking demo.

 

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

 

Tuesday (x2)  |  Rehearsal

Preparing speeches and songs for the end of year ceremony.

 
 
 

Friday  |  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

June 2025

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 will have approximately 20 seats for her guests.

Ceremony Includes

-Assistance with speech preparation
-Kippot with BMC branding
-Shabbat candle lighting for women and girls
-Gifts and awards for the graduating girls
-Slideshow of 10 photos of each BMC girl to play before the program begins
-Audio visual presentation

Photography

-Omega Photography will photograph the ceremony until sundown. You will receive a link to an online album of photos to share and download.
-Private family photo sessions are available at MTC before the event. Cost: $190.

 Synagogue Etiquette

-Please honour the sanctity of the synagogue by dressing modestly.
-Please 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.

Shabbat Dinner

(optional)

JUNE 2025, FOLLOWING CEREMONY*

Cost to be determined. 

Each BMC girl has been allocated up to 14 seats, including her own. 
You may choose to invite some of your guests to the Ceremony alone.  

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Full course dinner, service included


ON TABLE:  Challah, assorted salads

ADULT MENU:  Appetizer, Main Course, Dessert plate per table, tea & coffee, wine, soft drinks and water

CHILD MENU:  Appetizer, Main Dish, Dessert

 RENTALS

-MTC hall rental
-Up to 20 seats
-Tablecloths (to the floor), 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 April.
-A 90% refund will be given for cancelations received in writing to mtc@themtc.com up to 3 weeks before the event. No refunds will be issued after that date.

*All details are subject to change.

 

 

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

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784