Saturday 6 April at 10:30 a.m. - Shabbat Service at the Hotel.
This shabbat, we will be celebrating a truly special event, the second Bar Mitzvah of Michael Golding, one of Beth Shalom’s founding members. A first-ever for our community.
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A second Bar Mitzvah at 83
Everyone knows that by tradition a Jewish child reaches maturity at age 13 and inaugurates his adulthood by being called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
In the book of psalms, however we read: the days of our years are three score years and ten or by reason of strength four score years. By that reckoning, we start a second lifetime at age 70. Adding 13 to 70 and age 83 offers the Bar Mitzvah an opportunity to mark this most Happy Birthday milestone and be called to the torah again. This follow-up Bar Mitzvah is a relatively new tradition but honestly you can’t have too many simchahs, and why pass up the chance to raise your glass with a sincere and hearty Mazel Tov ?