As they gear up for their B’nei Mitzvah, Beth El seventh graders meet on Sunday mornings and select Friday evenings. They discuss ethics and Jewish identity, and they dive deeply into the study of Torah and trope.
Each Saturday morning, pre-B’nei Mitzvah students gather to work with peer tutors—teenagers in the Beth El community who have recently had B’nei Mitzvah, and who then return to tutor younger students. Each B’nei Mitzvah student has a personal peer tutor to guide him or her through the entire B’nei Mitzvah process. For over twenty years, peer tutoring has been a unique, and essential, part of training for a B’nei Mitzvah at Beth El.