B'nei Mitzvah Clergy Team

There is a famous African proverb which teaches that it takes a village to raise a child. At Temple Beth Am, we understand it takes a congregation to make a Bar/Bat Mitzvah journey possible! Our shared goal is to celebrate a sacred moment in the life of a young adult and his/her family. Below is a “who’s who” on your B’nei Mitzvah journey. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions!

THE CLERGY TEAM:                                           

Rabbi Alon Levkovitz
email: [email protected]
561.512.5643

Rabbinic Intern/Music Director Brett Tancer
email: [email protected]
415.254.4466    

Cantor Jessica Turnoff Ferrari
email: [email protected]
561.445.8913

The clergy team members are your primary spiritual guides through the B’nei Mitzvah experience and are here as resources when the need arises.

Rabbi Alon will meet regularly with the student in the four months leading up to B’nei Mitzvah. He will guide the student through the D’var Torah writing process, helping the student study the text, and answering challenging questions. Contact Margot Hauser to schedule an appointment with him.  Margot can be reached at: [email protected] or 561.747.1109.

Rabbinic Intern/Music Director Brett is your contact during the Bar/Bat mitzvah preparatory phase. He facilitates the educational plan to prepare the prayers, Torah and Haftarah chanting. He also supervises the tutoring effort and answers questions about the flow of the ceremony and specific roles at the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. 

Cantor Jessica will facilitate rehearsal from the bima, and will meet with the bar/bat mitzvah student twice before the big day.