Off the Bimah B'nai Mitzvah - Deposit for Year 2 (Wednesdays)

Off the Bimah B'nai Mitzvah - Deposit for Year 2 (Wednesdays)

2024-09-18T00:00:00 - 2025-05-14T00:00:00
Session schedule
Wed, Sep 18 - Wed, May 14
Number of Sessions
Exception Dates
Age range
Tween (10-13)

In Person. Off the Bimah B'nai Mitzvah is a two-year program for students that leads to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. This is a deposit toward the overall tuition for Year 2 and will reserve a space for your child in the Wednesday section that will meet from 4:30-5:45 pm beginning in September. Year 2 is open to students who participated in Off-The-Bimah in 2023-2024. All new students must register for Year 1.

Details for Year 2

Tuition for 2024–25 is $5,000, which includes:

Year 2 follows a similar structure as our Year 1 program. At the end of the year, you may opt into a cohort B-Mitzvah ceremony where families celebrate together in a unique ceremony at the The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Families may also celebrate their child’s B-Mitzvah in an independent ceremony.

Students in Year 2 participate in the following offerings:

  • Weekly Core Class: Fall Remembering to Rebuild: The Holocaust to the State of Israel These core classes are a weekly 75-minute commitment. Classes are either Mondays or Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 pm. Classes are taught by Rabbi Gold.
  • Private B-Mitzvah Preparation: Each student works virtually with a tutor to learn their Torah chantings, and blessings, write a D'var Torah, and create an extension project. Every student gets 24 sessions included in tuition. This is a weekly 45-minute commitment.
  • Family Learning: Students and their caregivers come together up to three times throughout the year, enabling families to strengthen their relationships and delve into Jewish learning together.

If your child will be a new student in Fall 2024, please reach out to Rabbi Nadia Gold at to learn more about this program and arrange for a meeting.


Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact Registration by email at for additional information or if you are having trouble registering; be sure to include your name, contact information, and class/program/event for which you wish to register.

By registering for a Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan program, you consent to the JCC's Cancellation Policy. Participants in JCC programs are subject to all Policies and Practices of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.