The length of time for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation varies depending on the student’s background and requirements for the B’nai Mitzvah service. If a student is starting with no Hebrew knowledge, 12-16 months of weekly tutoring is recommended. 

B’nai Mitzvah Academy is a supplement not substitute for synagogue membership. Consequently, we do not work with rabbis or other members of the clergy to lead Bar or Bat Mitzvah services. To learn more about the work we do, please read our Mission statement.

The “Self Study” Option is a one-time fee of $500. This includes an audio file with the Torah Portion and a print version of the Torah text with helpful markings to indicate the chant melody.

Private Lessons are $50 for a half hour and $90 for an hour long session.

Please sign up for a free 15-minute consultation to meet your instructor and learn how we can tailor a program for your student!

At this time, B’nai Mitzvah Academy does not work with any specific vendors or party planners. If you are a vendor or event planner looking to partner or advertise with BMA, please contact us at

We would especially love to hear more about innovative virtual options that could be useful for our students and their families.

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the session with no charge. If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson, you will be charged for the lesson. 

Please refer to the About Page to learn more about my background in Jewish Education.