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Tag: Bat Mitzvahs

Adam Sandler’s Bar Mitzvah Movie on Netflix

I was disappointed to see that Adam Sandler is wearing a kippah (yarmulke) in his upcoming movie about a bat mitzvah and it’s not the kippah that I presented to him back in 2000 when he was on the set of the movie “Little Nicky.” The movie was being filmed on the street next to […]

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Rep. Gabby Giffords Becomes a Bat Mitzvah in Arizona Ceremony

Gabby Giffords’ bat mitzvah was as joyous and tearful as you’d expect As former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords stood before the congregation of Temple Chaverim in Tucson, Ariz., and kissed her tallit, preparing to chant from the Torah for her bat mitzvah, Rabbi Stephanie Aaron placed her hand atop Giffords’ hand, her voice rising and […]

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Bar Mitzvah A Capella Song – Parody of Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5

  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.  

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What It’s Like to Have a Virtual Bar Mitzvah

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 […]

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Zoom Bat Mitzvah – COVID-19 Pandemic

From the Jewish Journal: I dislike technology and technology doesn’t like me. So, when my niece Kimberly (my brother Ted’s daughter), who lives in Connecticut, called to ask me if I would do her family the honor of accepting an aliyah at her daughter Julia’s Bat Mitzvah, I immediately said yes. I can’t say I […]

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Epic Zoom Bar Mitzvah

From the Jewish Daily Forward: “We could play a YouTube version of ‘Adon Olam’ to a really catchy tune!” “We could play personal messages for him from family all over the world!” “We could have an Israeli rock star sing him a song!” These were the “What ifs” that drove the conversation between me and […]

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Virtual Bar Mitzvahs During the COVID Pandemic

Throwing candy at the computer: What celebrating your bat mitzvah looks like in the time of the coronavirus From JTA – Midway through Lila Duke’s bat mitzvah ceremony, her family’s cat made an appearance. Minnie’s interruption was one of many ways that Lila’s coming-of-age ceremony was different from what she had expected. While the 12-year-old […]

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Making the Bat Mitzvah More Meaningful

The Bat 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 […]

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What is a Bar Mitzvah?

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 […]

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Rabbi for Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah

  Rabbi Jason Miller is based in Metro Detroit, Michigan, but is available to officiate at mitzvahs all over the country. The bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah ceremonies he leads are all unique. Rabbi Jason uses only caring, experienced tutors who love working with Jewish teens to create meaningful and memorable bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah […]

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