Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Lola Rogin’s globe-hopping bat mitzvah

Lola Rogin talked to Jewish girls in five countries for her Bat Mitzvah project last summer.

It’s all in the delivery

Delivering a killer speech that makes the audience laugh, Bubbe and Zayde cry, and imports the wisdom of thousands of years of Jewish tradition...

Bar/bat mitzvah Q & A

Do I have to have a bar/bat mitzvah? If you mean, do you need to have a ceremony where you read from the Torah, give...

My bar mitzvah: Words and meaning

When I chanted the haftarah during my bar mitzvah ceremony in 1992 at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, the words carried extra meaning....

Color in style for tallit, kippot

To find out what’s hot – and what’s not – in bar/bat mitzvah gift giving this season, I checked in with Leslie Kanner, owner...

Bar mitzvah in Israel gives child connection to Israel

There are bar mitzvahs celebrated at a local synagogue. There are bar mitzvahs held in large social halls, or country clubs. And then there...

Dedicated donations

Thanks to a close family friend, 13-year-old Dahlia Frier is aware of the damage Typhoon Haiyan wreaked upon the Philippines in 2013. So for...

Super mom faces super snowstorm

Seven reasons she stayed calm before her son's bar mitzvah