Bat Mitzvah

Fresh new ways to think about everything from choosing the bat mitzvah dress and the family politics to the rich spiritual possibilities.

“God Has Many Messengers”
Winter 2000-2001
by Anna Schnur-Fishman
A wise-for-her-age 13-year-old holds her bat mitzvah in a nursing home, where the elders help her deal with loss and change. She has some great ideas for them, too.

In One Family, The Intergenerational Saga of the Bat Mitzvah Dress
Fall 1994
by Nechama Liss-Levinson
A mother and daughter come to understand that part of this rite of passage is a WHOLE exceptional day together. A solution in search of a problem.

Bat Mitzvah / Bar Mitzvah
Fall 1994
by Judy Davis
A family therapist—-the reigning expert on this simcha—-gives us broader ways to appreciate this year of under-acknowledged growth and crisis, especially for us mothers.

Bat Mitzvah in the 90′s (Coming soon!)
Fall 1994
by Vivienne Kramer
It used to be about being “as good as the guys.” Today it’s an exhilarating opportunity to improve on tradition. Here’s a spot check of some wonderful celebrations. Plus, doing it at summer camp or in the Rockies, transforming Bubbe and Grandpa, and a list of invaluable resources.