Posts filed under Bar Mitzvah

The bar and bat mitzvah gift guide

Your little tot is now not only a teenager, but also preparing for a critical Jewish rite of passage—and you’ve spent too much time feeling sentimental, or planning the party, to remember a gift for the bar or bat mitzvah. But don’t sweat the small stuff: JNS.org has plenty of gifts that are a little less kosher and a lot more fun than the typical envelope filled with multiples of 18.

Posted on January 12, 2013 and filed under Bar Mitzvah, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Special Sections.

The evolution of the bat mitzvah

In the 90 years since Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan’s oldest daughter, Judith, became the first American girl to mark her Jewish coming-of-age in a synagogue, the bat mitzvah celebration has become an accepted practice. A current museum exhibit showcases a collection of personal stories on this tradition, which progressed parallel to the American feminist movement.

Posted on March 13, 2012 and filed under Bar Mitzvah, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Features, U.S..