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BarBat Mitzvah Ideas and Primer for Interfaith Families

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

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Priestly Benediction: Video

An example of a bar mitzvah boy receiving the priestly benediction from his synagogue’s clergy.

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Girl Reading Torah with her parents

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

To bar mitzvah or not to bar mitzvah, that is the question. Need some help? Want to learn ways to make your child’s special day inclusive for the whole family? Find out how other families have handled these issues in InterfaithFamily.com’s selection of articles, resources and links. Booklet Our booklet, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs For […]

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Shuls Face Hard Questions about Non-Jews

A news article about the role non-Jewish members of interfaith families are playing at many of today?s Conservative synagogues.

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Leading the Way Through Unfamiliar Terrain: The Bar Mitzvah Year

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

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How My Non-Jewish Father Embraced My Interfaith Family’s Bar Mitzvah

A personal narrative from a non-Jewish mom discussing her child?s bar mitzvah: how they created an informational booklet, how she felt about the ceremony, and her father?s enthusiastic response to the event.

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Interfaith Families and Bar/Bat Mitzvah: Questions and Opportunities

Professional advice by rabbi for interfaith families planning a bar/bat mitzvah.

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Don’t Sweat the Jewish Stuff

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

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Coming Full Circle

A personal narrative of a woman who researches Judaism before agreeing to raise her child Jewish and then decides to convert herself.

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Triplets’ Upcoming B’nai Mitzvah Shows the Power of Three

Reprinted from the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, this story shows the incredible role a grandparent has in her grandchildren’s lives

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