Bar/Bat Mitzvah

The First Bat Mitzvah

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan's daughter's modest break with patriarchal traditions created new religious options for Jewish women.

Sometimes There Are Second Chances

Of "Second Passover," Rabbi Akiva and adult bat mitzvahs.

The Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Although not associated with puberty, this rite represents a spiritual "coming of age" for adult Jews.

Boy Connects Pennsylvania with Uganda

Inspired by need and connection, bar mitzvah boy reaches across the globe.

How to Choose a Hebrew School

Making the right decision for your family and your life

The Birth of the Good Inclination

In rabbinic texts, the distinction between childhood and young adulthood is the birth of the yetzer hatov, the good inclination.

Supporting Immigration Causes for You Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

Jewish support for immigrants is often tied to the repeated biblical injunction not to oppress the stranger.

Supporting Your Local Jewish Community for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

Providing for Jewish communal needs is accordingly considered a religious obligation.

Supporting Poverty Causes for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

The Jewish imperative of helping the needy, known as tzedakah, is among the most cherished Jewish values.

Supporting Health Causes for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

The imperative of saving a life is so great that all but three of Judaism’s religious commandments can be suspended if a life is at stake.

Supporting Disabilities Causes for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

Jewish tradition teaches that every human being is created in the image of God and therefore is possessed of infinite worth.