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
Ritual helps us pay attention. From the joy of a recovery to the grief of a funeral, ritual helps us inhabit the breadth of human experience.
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...