Some children begin studying with me in a private religious school program in 4th or 5th grade. Others begin 12-18 months before their desired date. Quite frequently, we will begin studying together before setting a date. This enables me to gauge how long the preparation will take and to recommend a timeline. It is never too late! Rabbi Adrienne has worked with teens well past the age of 13, who have had the benefit of wisdom and maturity.