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‘Mazel Tov’: Lifecycles of the Rich and Famous

by Jay Firestone

April 17, 2013 | 12:30 pm

Jeremy Piven at his bar mitzvah.  Photo courtesy Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven at his bar mitzvah. Photo courtesy Jeremy Piven

“Entourage” star Jeremy Piven remembers his bar mitzvah as “a rite of passage.” Growing up in Evanston, Ill., Piven recalls how his service was actually in a church, because they belonged to an extremely liberal Reconstructionist congregation. But unlike his character on the hit HBO show, Piven wasn’t that interested in a big, fancy party.

“It wasn’t a big community of people battling each other for the biggest bar mitzvah, like in my movie ‘Keeping Up With the Steins,’” he says.

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