Article Archive

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

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  • How Kosher Is Christy's Bat Mitzvah?

    By Ron Li-Paz

    Professional advice from the cantor at Valley Outreach Synagogue in California, who says interfaith bar/bat mitzvahs should not require conversions, and the non-Jewish parent should be welcomed.

    Date: 07-06-2006
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Primer for Interfaith Families

    By InterfaithFamily

    A comprehensive guide to bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs for interfaith families, with explanations and sample rituals.

    Date: 10-27-2008
  • An Intercultural Celebration

    By Karin Mahony

    Personal narrative article about a born Catholic woman who converted to Judaism, as did her sister. Now, at her son’s Bar Mitzvah, she carefully includes her non-Jewish family members in the service, and the result is a great feeling of acceptance,

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Albert Einstein and Lasagna: Our Daughter's Jewish-Italian Bat Mitzvah

    By Deborah Freeman

    Personal narrative about the preparations for an interfaith family’s secular Bat Mitzvah, in which her step-brother and father’s Catholicism played a meaningful role.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Leading the Way Through Unfamiliar Terrain: The Bar Mitzvah Year

    By Gina Hagler

    Personal narrative from a Jew-by-choice who shares her advice from a stressful year of planning her son’s bar mitzvah.

    Date: 06-23-2006
  • Of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Non-Jewish Parents

    By Daniel Siegel

    Professional advice from rabbi who explains how his policies toward non-Jewish families regarding Bar or Bat Mitzvah and other matters have changed as he has gotten to know non-Jews who are committed to the Jewish identity of their children.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Planning My Daughter's Bat Mitzvah as a Jew-by-Choice

    By Paula C. Yablonsky

    Personal narrative about the complications a Jew-by-choice faced when dealing with her Catholic family regarding her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Bat Mitzvah Battles With My Atheist Husband

    By Jennifer North

    Personal narrative about the financial and domestic difficulties an interfaith family faced when planning their first daughter's bat mitzvah.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Involving Both Sides of Our Family in Tzedakah Projects in Preparation for My Son's Bar Mitzvah

    By Debi Tenner

    Personal narrative article describes how the bar mitzvah boy chose a tzedakah project for each of 13 months with a different member of his family, bonding with that person for that month, and working on a project they shared interest in.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • To Become or Not to Become a Bar Mitzvah

    By Laurie Biundo

    A personal narrative from a mother who considered sending her boys to Hebrew school one year and Christian school the next, but decided to keep her boys in Hebrew school--and they decided to have bar mitzvahs.

    Date: 06-23-2006

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