Zoey and Ari’s Bat Mitzvah Project

By InterfaithFamily

October, 2012


You may have heard the joke that there is more “bar” and not enough mitzvah in current bat and bar mitzvah celebrations — suggesting that the party is more important than the religious rite of passage.

One way to counter that is be placing an emphasis on the mitzvah, not just the commandment but by encouraging your child to take on a “mitzvah project,” doing something good for their community and others.

Check out what Zoey and Ari chose to do in honor of their bat mitzvahs, sharing their passion for Jewish camp with others:


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