The Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony celebrates becoming an adult in the Jewish community. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah leads a Shabbat morning service and is called to the Torah in recognition of his/her commitment to a Jewish life. This ceremony is an important milestone and is the result of significant study and work by the Bar/Bat Mitzvah with the Rabbi and in our religious school.

Rabbi Samuels has completed a detailed guide to help guide families through the exciting process of becoming a bar or bat mitzvah. Get started by downloading Beth Israel’s new B’nei Mitzvah Handbook. Questions? Contact Rabbi Samuels through the Beth Israel office, (360) 733-8890.

The Congregation Beth Israel facility is available for congregants’ celebrations. More information is available on our Facilities Rental page.


Making it Count: Guidelines for Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah
This guide is designed to help you make the most of your Jewish journey. Focusing on the values that are most important in our tradition, you will explore together what commitments you can make to bring these principles to life. Judaism has a lot of special wisdom to offer, but only you can make it real.