Bar Mitzvah

A Bar Mitzvah in the Mississippi Delta During A Global Pandemic

Even during times like these, small southern Jewish communities find a way

A Letter to My Mom

Grief is a funny thing. You never know when it’ll hit you or how poignantly you may feel it at ...

The Hurricane and The Bar Mitzvah

Two Michaels. One Storm. One Simcha.

How the Jews of Uganda Inspire Jewish Life in America

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

Boy Connects Pennsylvania with Uganda

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

How to Not Strangle the Bar Mitzvah Boy

Working with preteens is challenging, but living with them all the more so!

The One Thing We Need to Stop Saying to Our Kids at their Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah is a unique and special time in the life of a child, family and community. ...

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 year ...

A Bar Mitzvah In A Time Of Tragedy

I had planned to write about my eldest son’s bar mitzvah this weekend. I had planned to reflect upon some ...