Becoming a Jewish Adult

The path to adulthood is full of twists and turns. From celebrating a bar/bat mitzvah to leaving home for the first time, this is a journey fraught with new freedom, new responsibilities, and an abundance of complex emotions. We offer blessings, prayers, and rituals that help parents and children use a Jewish vocabulary to describe this journey—and to experience it as richly as possible.


Beginning to #ReimagineRitual

Reimagining and Reflecting
At Ritualwell, we see our site not just as a place to collect innovative Jewish ritual, but also as a place to reflect on its process. In that spirit, we are taking time to reflect on a project we...  more
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Renewing the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, One Student at a Time

By Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum
On a recent Saturday evening, I found myself in a small artsy theater in downtown Seattle for the debut of an original animated film. When the film ended, the young filmmaker, Frieda, was greeted...  more
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Transition Ritual

By Moon Mamas Rosh Chodesh Group in the Bay Area
An opportunity to join with others and be witnessed in any life transition, both external and internal   more
Complete Ceremony

Lechi Lach

Lyrics by Debbie Friedman, z"l & Savina Teubal (based on Genesis 12:1-2)
"Lechi lach to a place that I will show you/Lech lecha to a land you do not know…" —song by Debbie Friedman, z"l based on God's words to Abraham to seek his destiny.   more