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  • Revolutionizing B’Nai Mitzvah

    May 14, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    "Rabbi, I never expected to be so proud. I go to bar mitzvahs all the time. I never understood what other parents were kvelling about until today. My kid was amazing!”

    As a congregational rabbi, I am still surprised at the number of parents who have rushed up to me after a bar or...

  • B’nai Mitzvah revolution

    By Julie Bien

    December 18, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    At Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills, the Torah has left the building — not permanently, but as part of a new ritual of sending the holy scroll home with a child the night before his or her bar or bat mitzvah. 

    The Reform congregation’s Rabbi Jonathan Hanish said the...