Bar/Bat Mitzvah Quiz

How much do you know about this coming-of-age ceremony?

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.

Question 1 of 10
Who decried the materialism of bar/bat mitzvah parties?
Question 2 of 10
The first mention of a bar mitzvah party is found in which Jewish text?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: Humanistic Judaism has its own bar and bat mitzvah rituals.
Question 4 of 10
When do many traditional Jews mark a child's reaching the age of majority?
Question 5 of 10
What is the traditional blessing for a father to recite at his son's bar mitzvah?
Question 6 of 10
The confirmation ceremony commonly takes place on what Jewish holiday?
Question 7 of 10
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.
Question 8 of 10
In some synagogues, normally after the completion of 10th grade religious school, what ceremony do teenagers participate in?
Question 9 of 10
The first bat mitzvah in the United States took place in
Question 10 of 10
When attending a bar/bat mitzvah service, guests should be careful to

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