Aliyah: An Adult B Mitzvah Journey

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
805 Columbus Avenue (at 100th Street)
New York,

6:30–9:30 PM
September 20; November 8, 15, 22, 29;
December 6, 13, 20; January 17, 31; February 7, 14, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 25; May 9, 16, 23
Members Only: $625

Tuition discount and/or work/study available. Please email Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses for information at


With Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer and Rabbi Josh Buchin

Traditionally, one becomes a bat or bar mitzvah at the age of twelve or thirteen. Some of us did not have that opportunity, some didn’t know there was an opportunity to be had, and some seek a more meaningful rite of passage than the first time around. Furthermore, many non-Jewish members of our community have chosen to walk the path of Torah, and seek learning and rite of passage, to affirm their commitment. Thus, we invite all those called to deepen their relationship with Judaism to step up for Romemu’s Adult B-Mitzvah course, which prepares participants for a deepened commitment to Jewish practice and community with fellow spiritual travelers in a one-year immersive program.

Students engage in weekly 3-hour study sessions, organized as two back-to-back classes. Together, we explore: the language and art of prayer, Torah study (with an emphasis on the midrashic tradition), writing personal midrash, and leynen (chanting Torah). The program also features special holiday workshops and urban Shabbatons.

Prerequisite: Students must possess a basic grasp of Hebrew letters and vowels, (i.e., be able to slowly decode a verse in Hebrew). If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Josh Buchin: