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.
Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah
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