A few years ago the BMA PTA introduced a B’nai Mitzvah gift program for the 6th grade class. This program was modeled after several programs currently in place in Jewish day schools throughout the country. The goals of the program include:
1) Promoting achdut (unity) amongst the students in the grade as they celebrate this milestone.
2) Helping alleviate the economic burden of giving individual gifts to all the children in the grade at their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations. As many of you are aware, this is an extremely large class and a group gifts enables each family to celebrate without enduring additional financial pressures. This extends through two years, as these gifts are for both this year’s Bat Mitzvahs and next year’s Bar Mitzvahs.
Here’s the way the program works: Each participating family makes a one-time $250 payment per child to the B’nai Mitzvah fund. At the end of the school year, each participating student will receive one gift of his/her choice at a celebration where they will have the opportunity to share in this milestone with their classmates, parents, and teachers. We will communicate with you later on in the year with more details about this celebration.
Please click here (link coming soon) for instructions on how to register for the program, deadlines, payment information, and gift options.
Please note: Participation is voluntary, however, your child will only receive a gift if you participate in the program. We encourage all students to participate in the program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of the coordinators.
Ronit Kornbluth, email@example.com
Abby Schochet, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lea Seghi, email@example.com