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B'nai Mitzvah Revolution

B'nai Mitzvah Revolution

If you’re thinking about some revolutionizing of your own, we encourage you to take a look at some of these tools to get you started.


Learn about Innovations

Use the interactive B’nai Mitzvah Innovations Guide to learn about what other congregations are working on around North America.


Join the Conversation

Let’s talk about B’nai Mitzvah!

We invite you to

  • Share articles, videos and other resources around b'nai mitzvah
  • Share stories of success as you try new ideas and experiments around b'nai mitzvah
  • Start a conversation and invite feedback and reflections on b'nai mitzvah topics such as the b'nai mitzvah service, preparation, parent engagement and more.

B’nai Mitzvah Group in The Tent: Your Reform Community Online
The Tent is a place of sharing and collaboration, of support and relationship building for Reform Congregations. This is a great way to share ideas, questions, and thoughts in real-time, and drum up conversation amongst other clergy, professional staff and lay leaders.

Resources in the Tent
The BMR has collected resources across many disciplines including Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Hebrew, T'fillah and Spirituality, Changing the Culture of an Organization, and Adolescents/Adolescence.

B’nai Mitzvah Revolution Facebook Group
A public conversation about re-thinking b’nai mitzvah. Congregation professionals, parents, lay leaders, and anyone interested in creating meaningful and engaging b'nai mitzvah experiences as part of congregational life is encouraged to participate, post and share. Feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to this group.

B'nai Mitzvah Revolution on Pinterest
Check out BMR's boards on Creating New B'nai Mitzvah Rituals, Mitzvah Projects, Fun Ways to Help with Hebrew, Book Shelf, and more!


Participating Congregations

The congregations listed below have participated in one of the BMR's cohorts, active learning networks, and/or the URJ's Innovators Lab Community of Practice.

Central Region

Ontario, Canada

Neshamah Congregation of York Region, Vaughan, ON

Illinois

Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago, IL

Temple Sholom of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield, IL

North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL

Congregation Solel, Highland Park, IL

Lakeside Congregation, Highland Park, IL

Congregation Beth Judea, Long Grove, IL

Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL

Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, IL

Temple Beth-El, Northbrook, IL

Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion, Oak Park, IL

Congregation Sukkat Shalom, Wilmette, IL

Michigan

Temple Kol Ami, West Bloomfield, MI

Minnesota

Shir Tikvah, Minneapolis, MN

Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, MN

Missouri

Congregation Shaare Emeth, St Louis, MO

Ohio

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Beachwood, OH

Suburban Temple-Kol Ami, Beachwood, OH

The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Beachwood, OH

Temple Israel, Columbus, OH

Congregation Beth Tikvah, Worthington, OH

Wisconsin

Congregation Sinai, Milwaukee, WI

Eastern Region

Connecticut

Congregation B'nai Israel, Bridgeport, CT

Temple Beth David, Cheshire, CT

Congregation Kol Haverim, Glastonbury, CT

Greenwich Reform Synagogue, Greenwich, CT

Temple Sinai, Stamford, CT

Maine

Congregation Bet Ha'am, South Portland, ME

Maryland

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore, MD

Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore, MD

Temple Solel, Bowie, MD

Temple Adas Shalom - Harford Jewish Center, Havre de Grace, MD

Temple Emanuel, Kensington, MD

Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD

Massachusetts

Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA

Sinai Temple, Springfield, MA

Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley Hills, MA

Congregation B'nai Shalom, Westborough, MA

Temple Beth David, Westwood, MA

New Jersey

Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough, NJ

Temple Emanuel, Livingston, NJ

Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, Mahwah, NJ

Adath Emanu-El, Mount Laurel, NJ

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains, NJ

Temple Har Shalom, Warren, NJ

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ

New York

Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Croton-On-Hudson, NY

Temple Beth El, Huntington, NY

Congregation Emanu- El, NY, NY

East End Temple, NY, NY

Temple Shaarey Tefilah, NY, NY

The Community Synagogue, Port Washington, NY

Community Synagogue of Rye, Rye, NY

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye, NY

North Shore Synagogue, Syosset, NY

Temple B'nai Torah, Wantagh, NY

Pennsylvania

Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, Abington, PA

Temple Sholom in Broomall, Broomall, PA

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA

Temple Brith Achim, King of Prussia, PA

Congregation Or Ami, Lafayette Hill, PA

Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

Rhode Island

Temple Sinai, Cranston, RI

Virginia

Ohef Sholom Congregation, Norfolk , VA

Southern Region

Florida

Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, FL

Temple Beth Am, Jupiter, FL

Temple Israel of Brevard, Melbourne, FL

Congregation Beth Am, Tampa, FL

Georgia

Temple Sinai, Atlanta, GA

Congregation B'nai Israel, Fayetteville, GA

Texas

Temple Beth Sholom, Austin, TX

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, Houston, TX

Western Region

California

Temple Beth El of South Orange County,  Alisa Viejo, CA

Congregation Beth El, Berkeley, CA

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA

Peninsula Temple Sholom, Burlingame, CA

Temple Akiba, Culver City, CA

Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley, CA

Temple Beth Israel, Fresno, CA

Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, CA

Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA

Leo Baeck, Los Angeles, CA

Adat Ari El, Valley Village, CA

Ikar, Los Angeles Metro Area, CA

Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades, CA

Stephen Wise Temple, Los Angeles Metro Area, CA

Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles Metro Area, CA

Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles Metro Area, CA

Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA

Congregation Shir Hadash, Los Gatos, CA

Temple Beth El, Riverside, CA

Temple Beth Tikvah, Fullerton, CA

 

Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego , CA

Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco, CA

North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, Tahoe Vista, CA

Kol Tikvah, Woodland Hills, CA

Temple Aliyah, Woodland Hills, CA

University Synagogue, Los Angeles, CA

Temple Beth Hillel, Valley Village, CA

Temple Judea, Tarzana, CA

Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, CA 

Colorado

Congregation Har Hashem, Boulder, CO

Temple Emanuel, Pueblo, CO

New Mexico

Congregation Albert, Albuquerque, NM

Oregon

Temple Beth Tikvah, Bend, OR

Washington

Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, WA

Temple Beth El, Tacoma, WA

Congregation Kol Ami, Vancouver, WA


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