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B'Mitzvah Planning Checklist



12 months Meet with Rabbi Toba
11 months Schedule initial meeting with tutor
6-10 months ‣ Begin Tikkun Olam project
‣ CDT will bill you $450 for rental, set-up and clean-up of Second Church. These fees must be paid 3 months prior to your event, or space cannot be held for you. 
‣ Notify Melissa Colten if you are using a caterer or not. 
4-5 months If desired, identify friends and family to chant Torah. Tell tutor and B'nei Mitzvah coordinator if doing so.
3-4 months Order invitations 
2-3 months Send invitations and order food for Kiddush
2 months Write B'Mitzvah announcement for the newsletter. This must be submitted by the 10th day of the month which precedes your event. 
3 weeks Discuss with Melissa: 
1. Usage of special B'nei Mitzvah tablecloths 
2. Gaining building access on the Friday before your simcha, either to drop off paper products/supplies or to do your own Fellowship Hall set-up 
1 week  Discuss with Melissa: 
1. Your final guest list in CSV file format with two columns for first and last names, so we know how many additional chairs to set up for the service and so that we can create name tags for everyone in attendance 
2. If you will need stairless access into and/or around the building (see the Logistics page for more information)
3. Your Fellowship Hall floor plan 
4. Any other logistical issues of concern 
Tue, June 28 2022 29 Sivan 5782