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  • Swimming to save others

    May 26, 2010 | 2:30 pm

    Trying to balance b’nai mitzvah study with schoolwork can feel overwhelming for some students. Throw in a mitzvah project, and it can seem downright daunting.

    But for Dayna Samuels, a student at Temple Beth Torah in Ventura, deciding how to help people was simple.

    Shortly after...

  • Expert Tips for the Phony Bar Mitzvah Boy

    March 18, 2009 | 2:54 am

    A few months ago, an e-mail message began circulating among religious scholars: “Film studio looking for someone to teach non-Jewish 13-year-old actor a haftarah portion for Todd Solondz movie bar mitzvah scene.”

    Since few details about this movie have been made public, it’s hard...