Q: How does one reserve a date to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah? Is there a specific date on which it should be celebrated?
A: The Bar Mitzvah is the Hebrew date of the boyױs 13th birthday. The ceremony, including his being called up to the Torah can take place on Monday or Thursday or on Rosh Chodesh (the first day of the Hebrew month), days when the Torah is read during morning services. The ceremony should be held as close to the birthday as possible. It can be observed on or after the Hebrew birthday, and only in specific and rare occasions up to a month before.