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.

 

Living in Two Civilizations

By Alex Rubin
Camp is a microcosm of an ideal Jewish, American life. There, we celebrate both American and Jewish holidays, we are able to connect to each other socially and spiritually, and even when...  more
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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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