Bar and Bat Mitzvah

How Leah Sachs changed her synagogue

At her bat mitzvah, Congregation B’nai Tzedek will not be the same place it was 13 years ago

Humanistic Judaism tries the ‘Cultural B Mitzvah’ on for size

By the time she was 9, Mariel Brunstein knew she wanted to have a bat mitzvah. The problem, which kept her from having a...

Zara’s African adventure

For her mitzvah project, Zara Ducker of Bethesda built houses in Zambia

App-solutely amazing: 6 apps for your bar or bat mitzvah

How did anyone pull off a bar or bat mitzvah before there were apps? Today, there are tools right in your phone that can help...

What are the best and worst Torah portions?

No matter which you get for your bar or bat mitzvah, it will always be yours

11 bar/bat mitzvah party favors you never thought to customize

The best part of any party? The free stuff. Obviously, the food and drinks also fall into this category, but a good party should...

These three are using their ceremony to celebrate social justice

On a recent Sunday, Luke Cohen, Juliet Franklin and Rigby Zentner sat on a playground, talking about who they were inviting to their joint...

Bar and bat mitzvah food pulls into the station

With the current trend toward more individualized and streamlined meals, there are fewer buffets at bar and bat mitzvah parties. “The trend has always been...

6 budget-saving bar/bat mitzvah party tips

Celebrating a child’s bar or bat mitzvah is an important and meaningful milestone — and can be expensive one. It can be akin to...

Bat mitzvahed on Birthright

Amanda Paull, 21, was raised in a Catholic home with a Catholic mother and Jewish father. In her hometown of Northbrook, Ill., north of...