Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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.

Supporting Education Causes for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

Education is a deeply embedded value in Jewish tradition.

Supporting Israel Causes for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

Decades after its establishment, support for Israel remains a powerful expression of Jewish solidarity and peoplehood.

Supporting Holocaust Causes for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

Countless organizations, both Jewish and not, are dedicated to Holocaust education and supporting survivors.

Seeding New Jewish Rituals on an Organic Farm

Oliver Levis and his family take a DIY approach to crafting their own unique Jewish community in rural Vermont.

How the Jews of Uganda Inspire Jewish Life in America

A kippah inspires a bar mitzvah boy to reach out and reach in.

What Makes This Bat Mitzvah Different From All Others…?

The Talmud records Rabbi Chanina as stating, “I have learned much from my teachers, more from my colleagues, and the ...

Bethany’s Brilliant (Mississippi Delta) Bat Mitzvah

Late this past fall, I received a special invitation in my inbox. Surrounded by bright pink, blue and yellow polka dots, ...

Celebrating Our Daughters: From Simchat Bat to Bat Mitzvah

I had been thinking about my eldest daughter’s bat mitzvah for a long time. We belong to a Modern Orthodox ...

Stories My Mother Never Told: My Bat Mitzvah Speech

“Stories My Mother Never Told” is a three-part blog series dedicated to re-envisioning what it can mean for parents and ...

Notes from a 13-Year-Old Rabbi

Today I become an adult rabbi. This June marks my 13th year since ordination as a rabbi, and my 13th ...