Project Bet: B’nai Mitzvah Experience – Grades 6 to 8

The beginning of an adult Jewish journey

Project Bet—the Jewish Community Project’s B’nai Mitzvah Experience—puts tradition and creativity at its center, celebrating the individuality of every child and the value of community.

Each child will gain self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment while building an increasing ownership over their young adult identity. This is a beginning, a springboard from which to dive more deeply into what it means to be Jewish over the course of a lifetime.

The Project Bet experience is also a communal one in which all children will ask themselves and each other: what does it mean to grow as a Jewish individual, friend, and global citizen?

This is a middle school program and our expectation is for students to make a commitment from 6th through 8th grade, regardless of when their Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies take place. Being part of a larger Jewish community is an essential value of this program, and an experience that lasts the length of the middle school years reinforces a sense of community among the cohort of students learning together.

Project Bet integrates individualized study and leadership opportunities with experiential learning in a cohort of peers and participation in the larger community.

Tuition and Registration
for students entering 6th grade

The tuition for Project Bet, our three-year B’nai Mitzvah Experience, that includes 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Hebrew School classes, together with the comprehensive program described above, is as follows:

  • Deposit when securing a date: $1,000.00
  • Due upon enrollment in 6th grade year: $4,000.00
  • Due one year before the ceremony date: $3,500.00
  • Due six months before the ceremony date: $3,500.00
  • Due one month before the ceremony date: $3,000.00



Tuition and Registration
for students currently enrolled in HSP’s 6th or 7th grade who are entering 7th or 8th grade*

  • Tuition is $1,900 for 7th grade classes and youth group
  • Tuition is $1,900 for 8th grade classes and youth group


*Please note that this 7th and 8th grade tuition plan only applies to students who are currently enrolled in HSP’s 6th or 7th grade. Current 5th grade students are enrolling in the updated Project Bet: JCP’s B’nai Mitzvah Experience.


JCP strives to address barriers from participation. Please join us in conversation about the particular type of support from which your child or family could benefit.



We’re here to help.

Rabbi Jason Klein, Director, Center for Jewish Life, 212.334.3522

Erin Beser, Director, HSP, 212.334.3522