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Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Rabbi Gail is an experienced Bar and Bar Mitzvah tutor and officiant.  Whether you need a Torah, Haftarah, or prayer/Hebrew teacher, or an officiant, Rabbi Gail will work with your child, and your family, to create a meaningful Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony.  Knowing that each child is unique, she will tailor the program and service to your child’s learning style and abilities.

Rabbi Gail will often work with her colleague Rabbi Patricia Rudden, to help make every service extra special.

Thanks to Gail for making our daughter’s bat mitzvah meaningful, relevant and fun!  Gail thoroughly helped our daughter prepare and execute flawless Torah and Haftarah readings, and developed and officiated at a service which allowed everyone in our family and community to participate and incorporated traditional music in a non-traditional way – fantastic!  Gail guided us through the entire process, creating a role for everyone.  A highlight? Passing the Torah down the generations, directly to our daughter.

Three years later, we’re still thinking and talking about our daughter’s bat mitzvah, thanks in large part to Gail.

Liz B. & Fred K.

Gail was really helpful in preparing my twin daughters for their Bat Mitzvah day. She helped them with their Hebrew reading, prepared them for their big day and more than anything, provided them with a positive role model.

We absolutely LOVE attending Gail and Pat’s High Holiday Family Services. They are always welcoming, warm, fun and funny — and make the prayers accessible to us all.

Amy & Charles S.