Elijah Schulman’s family had roots in Selma, Ala. Now his mitzvah project will help maintain its century-old temple.
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
Women fought for a ceremony to mark a Jewish girl’s passage into womanhood. Now the ritual’s meaning is often lost amid flashy parties and clothes.
Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity