If your child has any learning differences and/or an Independent Education Plan (IEP), please be sure to share this information with Sarabeth Salzman, our B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator. Temple Jeremiah understands that careful planning is critical in accommodating a person with special needs. Focusing on the child’s strengths, weaknesses, unique gifts, and the ultimate goal of becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah remains imperative for the student to have a positive experience and a meaningful ceremony. Providing an honest assessment of what is educationally and behaviorally possible for the child will assist in guiding the professional staff in designing an appropriate and meaningful celebratory experience. If you are uncomfortable discussing this information with Sarabeth, please do not hesitate to reach out to Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Heaps, Cantorial Soloist Adam Kahan, or Dr. Anne Lidsky, Director of Education.