Nancy Held, the mother of the bat mitzvah
girl, said the food for her 150 guests at the party in May was so mishandled that the hungry adult guests began eating the children's ice cream desserts.
Drawing on observations and interviews with families, religious educators and administrators, and rabbis, the author examines changes in bar and bat mitzvahs
in the 21st century, focusing on Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, and independent Jewish congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area and the areas of preparation and ritual, rather than the celebrations involved.
During the fall preceding her bat mitzvah
, Jewish-Indian-American Tara Feinstein's usually delicious mix of cultures suddenly feels confusing.
The 2013 Bat Mitzvah
and Bar Mitzvah Trends Report is also an in invaluable resource for planning these memorable celebrations.
We asked the Rabbi what exactly was needed for her to actually become a Bat Mitzvah
But when David Buddemeyer of Driftwood Hospitality Management took over receivership of the hotel on behalf of the mortgage holder, Wells Fargo, in November, the couple decided to move ahead in scheduling Miriam's bat mitzvah
for June 13 at the hotel.
And one other thing made it different from the usual bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah
The two cultures will intersect this month at her bat mitzvah
Laura is just weeks away from celebrating her Bat Mitzvah
Sara lost the chance to celebrate her coming of age and Laura is to share her own Bat Mitzvah
with her "twin" by speaking about Sara's life at the event.
Hannah Nemer's bat mitzvah
was still a year away, but already she was feeling reluctant about such a big production.
She's gorgeous - which gives the Bat Mitzvah
an added dimension for the lads who are both desperate to impress her.
Rabbi Kaplan helped create the modern bat mitzvah
ceremony for 13-year-old girls in 1922, and the movement accepted women as rabbis from the opening of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1968.
On a recent weekend Sharon Kleinbaum performed a dual bat mitzvah
for a pair of twins born on the same day she was named the first rabbi of the New York City-based Congregation Beth Simchat Torah.
Wendy Fletcher-Marsh, dean of the Vancouver School of Theology, recalls the time her family was heading for the country club reception that followed the bat mitzvah
of a Jewish friend of her daughter's.