Jewish Journal

  • How to Succeed in B’nai Mitzvah Without Really Trying!

    by Todd Shotz

    June 24, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    So you want to have a bar or bat mitzvah ... good. Here are a few tips on how to make it through the year leading up to the big day.

    Managing Parental...

  • Write Your Best Speech for the Big Day

    by Gail A. Greenberg

    June 24, 2009 | 9:21 pm

    If you were the greatest, most eloquent writer in the world, how would you tackle the job of summarizing your feelings for your child?


  • How to Choose a Mitzvah Project

    by Rabbi Dara Frimmer

    June 24, 2009 | 9:12 pm

    Before you jump into the process of choosing a mitzvah project, consider the following question: Why are we asking our b’nai mitzvah students to...

  • Party Like a (Bar Mitzvah) Rock Star

    by Karla S. Blume

    June 24, 2009 | 9:05 pm

    Most parents are willing to do anything to make their kids’ dream bar or bat mitzvah celebration come true, even if it means fulfilling rock-star...

  • What Your Rabbi Should Ask Your Child

    by Michele Alperin, Contributing Writer

    June 24, 2009 | 8:54 pm

    When rabbis meet individually with students and their families as the bar or bat mitzvah date approaches, it gives them a chance to deepen the...

  • Plan A Party BudgetWith Your Teen (Yes, It’s Possible)

    by Michele Golland

    June 24, 2009 | 8:48 pm

    Planning a bar or bat mitzvah can be stressful enough, but add difficult economic times and it can be a downright frightening and challenging time...

  • Navigating Interfaith B’nai Mitzvah

    by Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    June 24, 2009 | 8:42 pm

    “Rabbi, my parents and siblings have never been to a Jewish service before. I don’t want them to be uncomfortable at Darci’s bat mitzvah. What...

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