Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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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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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.
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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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Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Jerusalem After Jerzy heard about frequent vandalism at an old Jewish cemetery in his home city of Gdansk, Poland, he decided to visit the graveyard. It had fallen into such disrepair that "people would go there to drink beer," said Jerzy, who gave only his middle name due to fears of anti-Semitism. He made a few trips to the cemetery,...
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