Over the last 20 years, adult b’nei mitzvah (pl.) have become increasingly popular. Many adult women, and some men, did not celebrate a bar or bat mitzvah as a child. Often, planning their own child’s bar/bat mitzvah motivates them to think about doing something for themselves as well.
Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Growing up in Argentina as a passionate Zionist and avowed secular Jew, becoming involved with a religious movement and being called to the Torah were not part of my plan. Quite the contrary—those were attitudes that were completely incompatible with my thoughts, my ideals, my aspirations, and my vision for the future.