Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
A group of 11 women complete an unlikely journey to the bimah.
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Sally Friedman, Special Sections Feature
After just a few minutes of conversation, it becomes clear that they are a sisterhood. Not an official one with meetings and programs, but one of the heart and spirit. The 11 women who chose to have a group Bat Mitzvah long after their 13th birthdays shared something unique and precious last summer, something that they know will be a...
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From teens to grandparents, 30 men and women from the area celebrated their B'nai Mitzvah in Israel during a December 2012 mission trip organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
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By:
Beth D'Addono
Hearts are huge. Initials on anything and everything? Yes, please. And when it comes to a gift that never goes out of style, Apple rules. As a busy Bar/Bat Mitzvah season kicks off, 13-year-olds have very definite ideas as to what’s at the top of their gift lists. Cari Feiler Bender’s son, Max, was Bar Mitzvahed at Congregation Beth David...
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The importance of the event timeline.
By:
Gail Snyder
Are you one of those lucky parents with an 11-year-old at home? If so, you are in the enviable position of having your child’s B’nai Mitzvah experience completely ahead of you — the tutoring sessions, the time spent imagining what the event will look like and where it will take place, and all the planning details and decisions that will...
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A grandmother’s Bat Mitzvah gift: memories of Italy.
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Carol Saline
“A llure” said Alessandra, “now we make the sauce per la pasta.” My 13-year-old granddaughter Sarina and I are standing by an old table in the simple family kitchen of a farmhouse outside of Florence where we have come for two days of Italian cooking lessons. As we chop vegetables and amiably chit-chat in a verbal stew of Italian and...
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