Now planing Bar/Bat Mitzvahs in Israel for the Summer of 2019
Based in west Los Angeles, Mitzvah Matters is a Synagogue without walls, dedicated to Jewish education and Celebration, founded by Rabbi Eran Bar-Adon, LMFT. After living in LA for over twenty years and finding that many Synagogues are operated more like corporate business and less like spiritual institutions Rabbi Eran Bar-Adon created an alternative, A synagog without walls. One that focuses its attention on the people and not on the institution and the building fund. At Mitzvah Matters you come first and no one is turned away. We love our Jewish traditions and rituals however we are not orthodox and we welcome all. We follow The ideas of Universal Judaism, ujuc.org allowing all people to participate in Jewish service. We look at what units us and those from mixed Religion Familys are always welcomed.
We create beautiful spiritual Jewish services at any location. Knowing that G-D is in our hart and not in a building. Being Jewish is not like a membership at a Gym. No monthly fee is required. Participants are asked to contribute only for the services they participate in and those who can make a donation to help those who can not. Its about the people first, enabling all who seek it to engage in Jewish life and Jewish Life cycle events.
We have a Torah , Ark and Prayer books. Just like Moses and the Israelits we can park in any location and creat a meaningful, spiritual Jewish worship service.
We preform Bar and Bat Mitzvahs services Weddings, baby naming, memorials, Shabbat services and High Holy Days services. We also celebrate Jewish Holidays with our community.
Originally from Israel, Rabbi Eran Bar-Adon experience in Jewish Educatons spans two decades in American Jewish Institutions. Eran was the Director of Family and Hebrew Education at Wilshire Boulevard Temple and has prepared hundreds of students for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah's with great success now at BarMitzvahSchool.com
Rabbi Eran Bar-Adon, LMFT, RYT, is the founder of MitzvahMatters.org BarMitzvahSchool.com. He is also a Counselor, Coach and Psychotherapist in private practice in West Los Angeles, working with Children, Young Adults, Couples and Families. He completed his MFT practicum at Thalians Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and at The Woman’s Clinic, and began working at the former after his training. He was also a Clinical Supervisor at Cheerful Helpers Child and Family Center, a therapeutic preschool dedicated to helping children with special needs.
Eran is an Israeli Rabbi ordeined by the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute. Eran was the Director of Family and Hebrew Education at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles, a Hebrew Specialist at Temple Beth Am, as well as a Teacher at Ohr Ha-Torah. Rabbi Eran has also prepared BM students from: KI, Temple Israel, University, Isaiah, Emanuel, Leo Baeck and more. He prepares his own BM students and is passionate about creating and delivering meaningful Jewish services including Wedding and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.
Eran is a Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology Alumni. He graduated Cum Laude with Departmental Honors from the Annenberg School of Communications at USC with Bachelors in Communication Arts and Science. He has Certification in Film from UCLA.
Prior to which, he studied Theater at the Lee Strasberg Institute. He is also a Registered Yoga Instructor and teaches Yoga to children with special needs.
Eran is married to the woman of his dreams, traveling the world and exploring it's cultures and beliefs together, including some awe inspiring places such as; the Lotus Temple, Vatican City, the Blue Mosque, the Western Wall, Stonehenge, Chichen-Itza, Angkor-Wat, Sedona, Oracle of Delphi, Galapagos Islands, Mount Kinabalu, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluwatu Temple and the Sinai Desert. They live in Los Angeles with their son, Elia.