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.

 

Latest Rituals

“We praise you, Shekhinah, / who has given us life”
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“We all have a name / given by the mountains we climb”
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Honoring Bat Mitzvah pioneers

Liturgy to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Bat Mitzvah

Ideas for first menstruation ceremony

Suggestions for a First Menstruation Celebration

“Your birthright renews every breath”

Tomorrow

“May you never feel alone for you will always have each other”

Sibling Blessing

A beautiful family gathering on Zoom to sing Shehekheyanu for a bar mitzvah

Shehekheyanu: Bringing Us to this Day in the Age of COVID

“The Divine breath / Enters the human shape”

Creation Stories
“Learning from the book of humanity …”
We Dream the Dream

“The fish are passing through sunlight and shadow”

Theological Questions

The Reconstructionist Network

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