Dear Parents,

I am pleased to announce a wonderful new opportunity for your daughter’s enjoyment and enrichment. The Bat Mitzvah Club is designed for Jewish girls who are approaching their Bat Mitzvah birthday. A Jewish girl’s Bat Mitzvah birthday reflects an important turning point in her life. The club emphasizes that a Bat Mitzvah is a process, rather than a self-contained event that transpires in one day and then ends.

Through my involvement in Jewish communal affairs, I have observed that girls at this age manifest heightened interest, curiosity, and energy towards discovering more about themselves and the world around them. The Bat Mitzvah Club’s program serves to challenge and stimulate its members as they undergo profound physical, emotional, and intellectual changes. Reaching beyond the common conception of a Bat Mitzvah as simply a ‘Bar Mitzvah for girls,’ the club serves as a forum for discussion and discovery as to the true meaning of being a Bat Mitzvah. Club members are encouraged to learn more about this unique time in their lives and to gain new perspectives on their positions as females, adults, and Jews. The club offers a combination of learning and fun. Members attend meetings, share special programs, go on field trips, and participate in various Jewish events.

As the club members share their interests, dreams, goals, hopes, and experiences at this crucial turning point in their lives, they develop friendships and a sense of unity with other Jewish girls their age. They learn about the positive contributions they can make to themselves, their families, and to the world. Bat Mitzvah Club members face the future as committed, knowledgeable, and confident Jewish women who are proud of their unique identities. Aside from maintaining the continuity of their vibrant heritage, they form a new generation of leaders and active participants in the Jewish community. The Bat Mitzvah Club represents a most worthwhile investment of your daughter’s extracurricular time.

Enclosed is a registration form. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, and for further information.

Sincerely yours,

Alta Gordon