Yes, that headline speaks the truth...I was a Bar Mitzvah teacher for around 6 years, and even dabbled with it in my early 30s after I gave up the job full-time. In fact, you can say I'm still a Bar Mitvzah teacher, it's just that I don't have any students nor am I seeking to get back into that life.
For those unaware, a Bar and Bat Mitzah teacher instructs young Jewish kids, at 12 years old, how to read from the Torah. It's a rite of passage for Jewish kids, and it often involves learning Hebrew and singing the tune that accompanies the parsha or portion for the week of that Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
I learned a lot about myself when I dove into this job at 19. Below are some realizations that might ring true for you, especially if you teach:
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