By Nina Amir Lacey
A mother worries whether her non-Jewish family and friends will feel comfortable at her son's bar mitzvah.
Acknowledgements for the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Primer for Interfaith Families.
By Esther Shchory
Growing up in an interfaith family made her feel like too much of an outsider to have a bat mitzvah ceremony when she was 13. At 37, she finally feels part of her Jewish community.
By Rabbi Daniel Kohn
A guide to synagogue etiquette for bar mitzvahs.
By Emily Savage
Having liberal, make-your-own-decisions interfaith parents made my path to Judaism a shaky one, but I got there with everyone's support.
By Dr. Judith Davis
Reprinted professional view about how the bar/bat mitzvah is a ritual that "has the potential for healing in the way it works symbolically to mark boundaries and make connections"--among family members, between the future and the past, and
By Hedi Molnar
Personal narrative from a woman who has two adopted Chinese children and is now planning one of their bat mitzvahs.
By Pamela Saeks
A prototype for a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah program.
By Debbie Burton
At her daughter's bat mitzvah, she felt silenced by her congregation's prohibition against non-Jews speaking during services.
By Rachel Baruch Yackley
Her daughter decided to have a bat mitzvah after all, in the inclusive Jewish community their interfaith family helped found.