Bar and Bat Mitzvah

B’not mitzvah in ASL a milestone for deaf women

By Robert Weinstock Historically, many Jews who are deaf and hard of hearing did not have linguistic or cultural access to a Jewish education. This...

Fairfax teen creates COVID questions series for bat mitzvah project

Growing up during the pandemic is a strange time, leaving many children and teens feeling powerless. One local teen is using her bat mitzvah...

No more ‘bar’ mitzvah: Synagogues changing ways to support LGBTQ youth

Sponsored By Stewart Ain Over the last year, no fewer than five young people came out publicly as LGBTQ at the Society for...

Here’s how to plan a pandemic bar/bat mitzvah

When the world shut down last March as fear spread that the coronavirus was as lethal as it was unknown, Ben Pollack was days...

‘I had my bar or bat mitzvah during the pandemic’

“It was like a 'M*A*S*H' field hospital,” Gary Singer says, describing his daughter, Dalia’s, bat mitzvah on March 28. “We built our own ark in...

Charles David Korn Buckles

Charles David Korn Buckles will celebrate his bar mitzvah at Ohr Kodesh Congregation on March 14. Charlie will be the second generation of his...

Sharing your bar or bat mitzvah with another teen

For a boy or girl turning 13, their bar or bat mitzvah is treated as a special day. But what happens if it’s someone...

My secret bat mitzvah project

Here's what one sneaky mom and her accomplices did for one very surprised girl

Going to the dogs (and cats)

Animal-loving kids talk about their b'nai mitzvah projects

The party isn’t all fun and games. Well, yes it is.

Young teenagers aren’t too old to play games. And it’s so much better than hanging out with the boring adults. We asked several local...