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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...  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
Article

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