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Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Over the last 20 years, adult bnei mitzvah (pl.) have become increasingly popular. Many adult women, and some men, did not celebrate a bar/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. This section contains examples of adult bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies, blessings, and articles on the topic.

Musings on My Bat Mitzvah

By Leah Kamionkowski
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.   more
Blog Post | December 20, 2012

Older-Adult Confirmation

By Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman
A confirmation class, held in a nursing home, for older adults who had received little or no formal Jewish education   more
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