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There is a lot to get done in preparation for a boy's Bar Mitzvah.
Jrcc West thornhill's Bar Mitzvah program combines group learning and individual Hebrew reading lessons to make a boy's entrance into Jewish manhood enjoyable and meaningful.

Hebrew Reading:
Each child's Hebrew reading level will be asessed, the first time he attends the club. 
They will continue on their own level to master the full Hebrew Alef bet together with
all the vowels, guided by their instructor. When they are reading satisfactorily
they will continue with the specific Torah portion for the week they will be
called up to the Torah. 

How to put on Tefilin:
Each child will be taught how to put on Tefillin. They will be given the opportunity
to learn how to place the straps on their head and arm and be guided to make the
proper blessing in preparation for their Bar Mitzvah day. 

Read from Torah Portion: 
Each child will be given a specific portion of the Torah which they will be called up
to read on the day of their Bar Mitzvah. They will be guided in class to read with the
correct tune and pronunciation. Emphasis will also be placed on the blessings prior to
reading from the Torah.

Many other topics will be discussed and analyzed, such as:
Core jewish Beliefs
Blessings
Mitzvot
Why Jewish
Jewish Calendar
Jewish heroes 
Redemption