An overview of this Jewish rite of passage for 12- and 13-year-olds.

The simple answer, of course, is no. Bar/Bat Mitzvah is one of the most popular Jewish rituals in the United ...

A family educator offers words of advice to the family.

Contemporary Bar/Bat Mitzvah Issues. The Bar / Bat Mitzvah Celebrarion. Jewish Coming of Age. Jewish Lifecycle

The initial impetus for adult bar/bat mitzvah came from men who, having missed the ceremony as adolescents, felt somehow incomplete as Jews.

Age and its significance, terminology, parents' blessing, parent-child dynamics, and motivations for adult bar/bat mitzvah.

Parents, educators, rabbi, and student must work as a team to adjust the ceremony to the student's learning style and capabilities.

How to have a meaningful ceremony even if you don't belong to a synagogue.

A guide to planning every step of your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah.