B’nai Mitzvah

Flashback: Jenny Seidman

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Although she says most of the details of her 1981 bat mitzvah party are fuzzy, there is one thing that native Baltimorean Jenny Seidman...

Dude, How to Attend a Bar Mitzvah as an Adult

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As young people, bar and bat mitzvah parties helped us build character: awkward social interactions, quiet slow dances where you desperately try not to...

Not Your Bubbie’s Bat Mitzvah

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It’s no secret that many Jewish organizations dedicate considerable energy and resources to attract new and maintain existing members of all ages. The bar...

Parshah Connects Us

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By Allyson Freedman I may have been first, but I wasn’t the best. Nearly 10 years ago, I stood on stage and uttered the first...

Bat Mitzvah: The Real Deal

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Once upon a time when my now 18-year-old daughter was 12 and preparing for her bat mitzvah, she received a package of materials from...

Destination B’nai Mitzvah

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Karen Feuerstein wanted her daughter to feel special on the day she officially became bat mitzvah, so she decided to break the mold and...

Out Of The Box

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“You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes …” (Deuteronomy 6:8). The verse is...

Seriously?

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There’s nothing like a simcha — dressing up, partying with family and friends, enjoying a delicious meal. Check out the great food that Bonnie and...

All Our Children

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It began like any other d’var Torah. “Good afternoon. My portion today is Vaera from the Book of Exodus,” said Joel Friedman, as he looked...

Kinderkool

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It’s not always easy to find b’nai mitzvah gifts that have meaning but that will still appeal to a young teen. Fortunately, the Jewish...