Bar Mitzvah Boy Comes to the Aid of a Southern Synagogue in Disrepair
Elijah Schulman’s family had roots in Selma, Ala. Now his mitzvah project will help maintain its century-old temple.
· July 1, 2013
Doing Mitzvah Projects Right
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
· March 13, 2013
Bat Mitzvahs Get Too Glitzy
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.
· March 27, 2012
In Lieu of Gifts
Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity
· September 28, 2010