The weekly portion is further sub-divided into seven sections.
At Shabbat morning services, people are called up and honored with saying the special blessings before and after the reading of each section.
Following services, the congregation usually joins in a Kiddush, a small lunch that begins with a blessing over wine.
One popular feature of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration is a reception.
This should ideally be held on the day which the young man/woman becomes 13/12 years old.
The Torah is divided into 54 portions, following an annual cycle, with one portion read each week in the synagogue.
This is the time when moral awareness and sensitivity fully develops, enabling young people to take responsibility for their actions.