The Pella performers are a wonderful a capella group who put their own bar mitzvah spin on Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger.” Check out the a capella bar mitzvah song, “Moves Like Moses.” Enjoy it.
Here’s a great article from the Jewish Exponent about Unaffiliated Jews being creative with their children’s bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies: By Hilary Danailova There was no question that the Danskys of Livingston, New Jersey, were going to have their children Bar and Bat Mitzvahed. There was also no question of joining a synagogue to do so. […]
From JewishBoston.com (by Kara Baskin): Among other things, social distancing makes large gatherings like bar and bat mitzvahs pretty much impossible. So Sudbury’s Erica Silverman, a member of Temple Shir Tikva, started a Facebook group to help families in the same boat. Why did you launch this Facebook group? The Virtual Mitzvah Planning group was […]
From NPR: As Gabe Silverman chants his Torah portion, he’s intensely focused on every word. It’s the culmination of months of study and the high point of his Bar Mitzvah service. The same is true for almost every 12- or 13-year-old celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah. “For the Torah service, I was very nervous […]
The Bar Mitzvah is one of the greatest and most memorable milestones in the life of a Jew. In fact, the process and culminating celebration can be a real turning point that inspires pride in Jewish identity and heritage and a lifelong passion for Jewish learning and practice. However, some believe this is being lost […]
Professor Jonathan Sarna of Brandeis University explains the history of the bar mitzvah ceremony It is a common scene on many a Saturday morning in cities and towns across the United States to see seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls, a few not Jewish at all, gather in synagogues and temples to watch a classmate’s […]