Bat Mitzvah Program


Attention mothers of daughters aged 11-13!

The next cohort will run for 10 sessions Starting January 7, 2018 at Beth-El Atereth Israel in Newton.  

Click here for more information about this year’s class and to register

Mrs. Oranit Saadia will be teaching. The cost is $315 per mother-daughter pair, with an option to pay by sliding scale. If cost is a concern, we can make it work for you.


The Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program introduces a variety of role-models, offering young women (ages 11 – 13) not one but many paradigms of the “ideal” Jewish woman. This program opens conversations between mothers and daughters about core values, offering texts to help them navigate this life-passage together. Each session includes text study and a creative component, engaging mother and daughter experientially through a variety of modalities, including drama, art, and music.

This program was created by MaTan, the Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for Torah Studies in Jerusalem, and Ma’ayan has been offering the program since 2006. We invite you to join the growing community of over 5,000 mothers and daughters in over 100 communities in Israel, North America and abroad who have participated in this meaningful program.


This class is co-sponsored by Beth-El Atereth Israel

“I loved the program because it was 2 hours, without interruption, that I spent with my daughter and learned. This was very special for me.” – Mother

Wonderful opportunity to learn with my daughter and spend quality time with her as she matures… We liked the varied styles, food, art, text, and discussion.” – Mother

“I loved it because we learned a lot about inspiring Jewish women and what we want to be as we become בנות מצוה.” – Daughter