Most descriptions of an adult bar or bat mitzvah tend to focus on people of a certain age: women old enough to have grown up when females had no ritual purpose on the bimah (pulpit) of any synagogue and year-old men who celebrate a second bar mitzvah, having lived a life span of 70 years since Author: Ellen Jaffe-Gill.
On the 7th day of Sivan, (June 10, ), the second day of Shavuot, eleven of my fellow congregants and I crossed a significant threshold of adult Jewish life and became bat and bar mitzvah. We were nine women, two men and a teenager.
I am a young adult woman, not affiliated with any branch of Judaism. I have heard of adults becoming bar/bat mitzvah and am enquiring whether this is possible with Chabad, because I am interested in this possibility for myself. A Jewish girl becomes bat mitzvah at the age of twelve. On your twelfth Author: Chani Benjaminson.
Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations affirm the desire of adults to recommit to their Jewish lives anew. By contrast, many 12 and 13 year olds, once they attain the age and become a Bar/Bat mitzvah see it as a graduation ceremony as opposed to a new beginning. Adult bar/bat mitzvah is a contemporary Author: Stuart Schoenfeld.