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Bar Mitzvah Project – Holocaust Remembrance Foundation

Many of my bat mitzvah and bar mitzvah students are looking for interesting mitzvah projects. Here’s an example that one of my bar mitzvah students is doing for his mitzvah project in partnership with the Holocaust Remembrance Foundation in Philadelphia. Similar Mitzvah Project opportunities exist in other cities as well. Dear Friends and Family, For […]


How to Make Your Own Tallit

I recently had a bat mitzvah student ask if she could make her own tallit. She loves tigers and recently ordered bed sheets with pictures of tigers on them, but they were the wrong size. The company sent a replacement set and told her to keep the original set. She asked me if she could […]


Am I Really A Bat Mitzvah (An Original Essay)

*This is a wonderful original essay by a Jewish day school graduate who is now in high school. This essay won first prize in the Cohn-Haddow Center essay contest in 2022. Am I Really A Bat Mitzvah By Ellery Gnesin Tuesday, March 24th 2020 Standing there, in the middle of dancing at 8 o’clock in […]


Hosting a Virtual Bar Mitzvah

  HOSTING A VIRTUAL BAR MITZVAH OR VIRTUAL BAT MITZVAH   If you’ve decided to host a hybrid bar mitzvah or hybrid bat mitzvah with both on-site and virtual components, here are some tips to ensure the day goes smoothly and all your guests have a great time. Test equipment/video before the event. Taking the […]


Zoom Mitzvahs – Virtual Bar Mitzvah and Virtual Bat Mitzvah Services

From the Jerusalem Post February 28, 2021 NEW YORK – When the Bregman family was planning their son Daniel’s bar mitzvah this past November, parents Eleanor and Peter found themselves with a lot more responsibilities –and ownership – over the process than they had with the two previous bat mitzvahs they had planned. Daniel’s bar mitzvah, which […]


Unaffiliated Jews Get Creative for Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs

From the Jewish Exponent By Hilary Danailova -March 25, 2019 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. “We’re not that religious,” explained Tracy Dansky, a mother of three, but […]