At no other Conservative congregation in Whitestone, Beechhurst, Bay Terrace, Malba, Clearview or Bayside can your daughter do everything at her Bat-Mitzvah that a boy can do.  

All this at one all-inclusive price that will provide your child with weekly Hebrew School classes on Sunday mornings, private lessons with the Rabbi (or his supervisee) for your child’s individual portion and Bar/Bat Mitzvah speech. 

Please phone 718 208-5059 to schedule a meeting with our Rabbi for further details

Welcome to the Whitestone Hebrew Centre  
and our new  
Bar/Bat Mitzvah program!  

Our promise to you:

  • We will accept any child from the age of 10 -- 13, no matter their previous knowledge of Judaism or Hebrew  
  • We will teach your child to read the blessings for an Aliyah and the Haftara, to read his/her Haftara in Hebrew and prepare a speech for his/her Bar/Bat Mitzvah 
  • We will provide your child with his/her Haftara in pdf format and an mp3 of it being chanted by our Rabbi
  • We will arrange a delicious luncheon Kiddush for your family, guests and our members on the day of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

  • We will make your whole family comfortable in the Synagogue setting, no matter how unfamiliar it may be to you  

  • We will guide your whole family in performing their roles at their son or daughter’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, whether it be an English reading, an Ark Opening, or reading a Blessing in Hebrew (with English Transliteration).  

Your promise to us:

  • Your child will attend Sunday morning Hebrew School regularly and consistently
  • Your child will attend all scheduled private lessons
  • Your family will attend at least six regular or Family Shabbat morning services during each year of their participation in our program.

No longer does your child have to start Hebrew School at age 5 or 6 to have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah 

No longer does your child have to give up all his/her extra-curricular activities