Bat Mitzvah Preparation: a review

We began our Bat Mitzvah journey with SandraLaya nearly a year ago, after she was recommended by her colleague as the perfect spiritual leader to help our family bring to life a warm, welcoming and deeply meaningful Bat Mitzvah ceremony for our 12 year old daughter.

SandraLaya is genuinely passionate about Judaism and Jewish education and she is a very caring, inspirational and considerate professional. We were so impressed at how she always provided the right amount of encouragement, support and challenge that allowed our daughter to have the confidence and skills to enjoy and appreciate what she was learning.

This has been an enriching and fulfilling process that has provided our daughter with an important foundation and a lifelong positive connection to the Jewish value of ‘tikkun olam’.

While we’ve already had to postpone and reschedule the Bat Mitzvah twice, due to the pandemic, our family looks forward to enjoying this life celebration with SandraLayas’s guidance and support in the future.Thank you SandraLaya, you’re the best!
The Gordon Family

Joseph and Julian,

Sandra Ruch was so friendly and professional. We wanted a Jewish ceremony with some elements added in from our Greek/Egyptian heritage – Sandra helped us blend all these elements elegantly. She provided us with great templates and guided us through creating the ceremony. During the ceremony she was so friendly and spoke with warmth and gravitas. It was a great, easy and a positive experience. Couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Joseph and Julian, December 2019 venue Jam Factory, Toronto

Lily’s Bat Mitzvah

Sandra did a great job of giving us a modern service with enough traditional elements –  our more traditional Jewish family members recognized the service, and the non-Jewish family members and friends could also participate. Sandra was very considerate in working with our daughter one-on-one – our daughter felt that Sandra really catered to her specific needs in preparing for the event, making her feel empowered and not overwhelmed.  Meredith and Adam