Bat Mitzvah

How to Not Strangle the Bar Mitzvah Boy

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

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 ...

Stories My Mother Never Told: Leading A Zimmun

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

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. ...

Our Bat Mitzvah Celebration With The Community

We live in a provincial community in the UK and like in many provincial communities, attitudes towards women’s involvement in ...

Advice for B’nai Mitzvah

The first time I officiated at a bar mitzvah was when I was the visiting rabbi at a young congregation in ...

New SUPERGIRL Documentary Breaks Gender Norms, Lifts People’s Spirits

In January of 2013 I came across an article in the Jewish Daily Forward that read: “The strongest girl in ...

Women of the Tent: The Power of Women’s Prayer Spaces

It was a sunny winter day in Boca Raton, Florida. My mother and I approached the home where local history ...

The Year of the Bar Mitzvahs

The “Derby Bunch”, or “Six Pack” as my parents like to call them, are a motley crew of grandkids – ...