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Destination Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in Amsterdam

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Why not combine your celebration with a visit to a city with over 400 years of Jewish history and bring your family and friends over to Amsterdam? You will enjoy your vacation in this dynamic and fun European city while soaking up its fascinating Jewish history during your visit. In addition to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony in one of the city’s oldest synagogues, your stay may include a visit to the Jewish Museum, the brand-new Holocaust Museum, the Anne Frank House, and a walk through the former Jewish Quarter.

Marcella K. Levie is a highly skilled and experienced tutor, service leader, community organizer and tour guide, living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Wondering if a Destination Bar/Bat Mitzvah would work for you?


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What you can expect

Marcella will tutor your teen via Skype or Zoom in the months preceding your visit. She will create your personalized ceremony together with you, based on your child’s skills and the family’s wishes.

Moreover, she will lead the ceremony and provide all necessary elements, such as a cantor, a Torah scroll and anything else you may need.

  • Tutoring of teen

  • Customized B’ Mitzvah ceremony and officiating in Amsterdam

  • Ceremony planning, including cantor, Torah scroll, and location

  • Customized tours of Jewish Amsterdam

  • The Bar/Bat Mitzvah training involves between 10-20 online lessons to prepare for the Big Day. Costs $60 per lesson.

Why not celebrate in Amsterdam?

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Judith Frankenhuis

Benot Mitzvah Mick & Lauren

Thanks to your excellent guidance Mick & Lauren were completely ready and prepared for their Rite of Passage, individually and together.

Alexandra Dawe

B’nei Mitzvah Leah & Nathaniel

A massive thank you to you! It was the perfect BM for our family - and the children of course. My parents and aunties thought you were wonderful and that your service was so warm, thoughtful, happy and festive.

Mauric Swirc

Bat Mitzvah Valerie
Thanks for all you have meant to Valerie and us along the way to the big day and on the day of the Bat Mitzvah itself.

A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a Rite of Passage

A Rite of Passage is a moment of awareness and of looking for answers. What does it mean to be Jewish? What does it mean to become the daughter or son of the mitzvah?

It is Marcella's privilege to explore these questions with your teenagers. She takes particular care to accommodate interfaith or unaffiliated families, as well as single-parent families.

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