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Bar and Bat Mitzvah

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  • Don't Sweat the Jewish Stuff

    By Nina Amir Lacey

    A mother worries whether her non-Jewish family and friends will feel comfortable at her son's bar mitzvah.

    Date: 02-21-2008
  • Acknowledgements

    By InterfaithFamily

    Acknowledgements for the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Primer for Interfaith Families.

    Date: 10-27-2008
  • Bat Mitzvah After All These Years

    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.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Sample Etiquette Guide for Guests

    By Rabbi Daniel Kohn

    A guide to synagogue etiquette for bar mitzvahs.

    Date: 10-27-2008
  • It Should Have Been Grandma's First Bat Mitzvah

    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.

    Date: 03-03-2010
  • Bar Mitzvahs as an Opportunity for Family Healing: How the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Can Work Therapeutically

    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

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • My Chinese Daughter's Bat Mitzvah

    By Hedi Molnar

    Personal narrative from a woman who has two adopted Chinese children and is now planning one of their bat mitzvahs.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Sample Program

    By Pamela Saeks

    A prototype for a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah program.

    Date: 10-27-2008
  • Speaking as a (Non-)Jewish Parent

    By Debbie Burton

    At her daughter's bat mitzvah, she felt silenced by her congregation's prohibition against non-Jews speaking during services.

    Date: 05-05-2010
  • A Do-It-Yourself Bat Mitzvah

    By Rachel Baruch Yackley

    Her daughter decided to have a bat mitzvah after all, in the inclusive Jewish community their interfaith family helped found.

    Date: 07-03-2008

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