Bar/Bat Mitzvah Quiz

Traditionally, being a bar/bat mitzvah meant that one was obligated to fulfill the mitzvot, or commandments. Today, boys and girls may mark this event by leading services, reading from the Torah, or doing community service projects. How much do you know about Bar/Bat Mitzvahs?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. The confirmation ceremony commonly takes place on what Jewish holiday?

Passover Shavuot Sukkot Hanukkah

Qustion 2. When did the first bar mitzvah ceremonies occur?

In the Torah times. In the Temple times. In the times of the Maccabees. In the 14th century. In the early 20th century.

Qustion 3. When attending a bar/bat mitzvah service, guests should be careful to

Recite the mourners kaddish as loud as possible Prepare to chant the haftarah in case they are asked to do so on the spot Turn off or silence cell phones and beepers Arrive at least 30 minutes early to get a good seat

Qustion 4. Which of these is NOT a way for a bar/bat mitzvah party to be more socially responsible?

Have the child donate a percentage of his/her gifts to charity Create reusable centrepieces and donate them after the party Request that guests make donations to worthy causes in lieu of gifts Have the bar/bat mitzvah child and his/her family arrive at the party in a limo

Qustion 5. True or false: Converted children are not allowed to read from the Torah.

True False

Qustion 6. True or false: In Moroccan communities, the emphasis of the bar mitzvah is more about laying tefillin, and less about being called up to the Torah.

True False

Qustion 7. In what country was the drasha (Torah discourse) first included in bar mitzvah celebrations?

Poland Ukraine France Germany

Qustion 8. Adult bar/bat mitzvahs have gained popularity in the last

Five years 10 years 30 years 50 years

Qustion 9. Which famous rabbi introduced the ceremony of confirmation to Jewish America?

Abraham Joshua Heschel Shoshana Heschel Judith Eisenstein Isaac Mayer Wise None of the above.

Qustion 10. Which of these is a bat mitzvah tradition among Chabad-Lubavitch families?

When a girl turns 12, she reads her maftir and haftarah When a girl turns 13, she reads her maftir and haftarah When a girl turns 12, she gathers with family and friends to discuss a teaching of the 7th Rebbe of Lubavitch When a girl turns 12, matchmakers meet to decide who she will marry
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