Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom believes that education is a necessary part of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah process. The earlier a student starts learning about his or her religious background, the more meaningful the Bar or Bat Mitzvah will be. A minimum of three successfully completed years, not including the year of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah, of Jewish education is required of all Bar and Bat Mitzvah candidates.
Any synagogue Religious School (including Hebrew) or full-time Jewish day school education may be applied to this requirement. During the fifth grade year, the Rabbi will meet with all potential B’nei Mitzvah families to introduce the Bar/Bat Mitzvah process, its requirements, and expectations.