Interfaith families should ask the rabbi about synagogue policies and honestly examine both parents' attachments to Judaism.
Divorced parents must rise above their own differences and make the day special for the child.
Parents, educators, rabbis and student must work as a team to adjust the ceremony to the student's learning style and capabilities.
Practical aspects of bar bat mitzvah
Creating a tallit (prayer shawl) or designing a bar/bat mitzvah invitation can add a meaningful personal dimension to the celebration.
For a traditional family, the appropriate date for a bar/bat mitzvah is the Shabbat on or following the child's birthday, but for a liberal family, selecting a date can be more complicated.
Confirmation changed the requirements for Jewish "adulthood" by moving the focus from religious practice to doctrine.
Contemporary Bar/Bat Mitzvah Issues. The Bar / Bat Mitzvah Celebrarion. Jewish Coming of Age. Jewish Lifecycle
The bar mitzvah (and even more so the bat mitzvah) is a relatively new phenomena.