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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Etiquette for Teens

When I was twelve-years-old I took part in a Joe Cornell dance class with just about every other Jewish teen my age in Metro Detroit to prepare for the bar and bat mitzvah circuit. When my mother was twelve she also learned to dance from Joe Cornell. It’s something of a Detroit tradition. While Joe [...]

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Understanding Jewish Family Laws

The basic laws pertaining to Jewish families are primarily based on the teachings of the Torah. Judaism acknowledges the family as the basic building block of society. Jewish traditions emphasize the importance of the parents’ roles in guiding their children through their religious, emotional, educational and material needs. Orthodox Judaism follows more strict family guidelines [...]

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Bat Mitzvah Invites – When to Send

The bat mitzvah celebration is a monumental occasion in the Jewish girl’s life that should be a memorable, precious experience for her and her family. When sending out bat mitzvah invites, it is important that all family and close friends are included in the celebration of the special girl’s coming-of-age. As with all milestone ceremonies [...]

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Bat Mitzvah Invitations – Details and Notes

Bat Mitzvah ceremonies and parties are huge milestones for both the girl coming of age and her family. From the bat mitzvah invitations to the ceremony specifics to the party details, there is so much to consider in the months before the actual event. When planning, it is important to realize that the invitation sent [...]

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My First Bat Mitzvah Party

My First Bat Mitzvah Party

The other day, I wrote about vomiting at my bar mitzvah party. Not my finest hour. Since then, I’ve been thinking about other stories from bar/bat mitzvah parties. Maybe next week I’ll write about the time a bar mitzvah dancer put my head in her chest to convince me to go to the dance floor [...]

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Bar Mitzvah

In some places, bar and bat mitzvahs are rivaled only by proms as the most important social event in many teens lives. Parties celebrating the occasion can range from humble cookies-and-punch receptions to lavish catered affairs with elaborate themes and celebrity guests. But more important, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs are serious religious ceremonies, with [...]

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MitzvahChic

How to Host a Meaningful, Fun, Drop-Dead Gorgeous Bar or Bat Mitzvahby Gail Anthony Greenberg An indispensable, modern-day guide to planning the perfect bar or bat mitzvah, celebrating substance and style. There used to be only two approaches to the bar or bat mitzvah party a low-key event that reflects the solemnity of this sacred [...]

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Bat Mitzvah Photo Frame - Metal

by Artist Karen Rossi Parties, presents, phone calls, Torah lessons … becoming Bat Mitzvah is such a busy time. Commemorate her achievement with this fantastic frame! This fram will hold a photo 4′ x 6′. This laser-cut photo frame is an original design by Karen Rossi from her Fanciful Flights line. It is painstakingly hand-etched, [...]

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Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America

Mark Oppenheimer Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux A striking look at the Jewish rite-and at American Jews in all their diversity Since its emergence here a century ago, the bar or bat mitzvah has become a distinctively American rite of passage, so much so that, in certain suburbs today, gentile families throw parties for their [...]

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Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America

Mark Oppenheimer Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux A striking look at the Jewish rite-and at American Jews in all their diversity - Since its emergence here a century ago, the bar or bat mitzvah has become a distinctively American rite of passage, so much so that, in certain suburbs today, gentile families throw parties for [...]

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