Kvelling Over My Daughter’s Bat Mitzvah

Josie made her own choices about how to express her Jewishness, on a day that marked a transition for the whole family

A Fashion Week Bat Mitzvah Video Shoot

Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs

How Buying a Tallit at 46 Helped Me Claim My Place in the Jewish Community

I’ve struggled for decades to feel comfortable in synagogue as a single woman. Wrapped in a silk prayer shawl, I finally felt at home.

Desperately Seeking Jennifer

NPR’s Planet Money wants to reunite Jennifer with her bat mitzvah t-shirt

Bar Mitzvahs on the Beach

Destination bar and bat mitzvahs take Jewish ceremonies to exotic locations—far from the synagogue back home

My Spiritual Fitness Regimen

Instead of focusing on dieting before my daughter’s bat mitzvah, I decided to get in shape emotionally

Doing Mitzvah Projects Right

Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.

A Baby’s Journey Back to Health

When my newborn daughter became gravely ill, I found strength in the first Torah portion I ever chanted

Birthright’s Bar Mitzvah Class

Twelve participantssome raised Catholic, others with little Jewish knowledgeget called to the Torah

I’m Getting Bat Mitzvahed on Birthright

A Tableteer explains why she’s taking the plunge, along with a dozen others on the bus

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