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A baller bar mitzvah

Themes: Score a touchdown, slam-dunk, homerun, and hole-in-one with a sport-themed bar mitzvah. Comment

Be big about sharing

Planning: Your temple may have you share a bar mitzvah date with a family from a completely different walk of life. You may be strangers, but it’s easy to make the most of the experience. Here is some advice. Comment

Weathering the storm

Highlights: A Jewish mother pulls off a bar mitzvah miracle days after Superstorm Sandy. One year after the hurricane, here is her story of perseverance. Comment

Zombies, vampires, and Yentl

Highlights: Are you having a hard time figuring out what to be for Halloween? Look no further than Judaism for great costume ideas. Comment

Lights, camera, bar mitzvah!

Cantor Banter: If you have the option to record a bar mitzvah service, should you? Comment

Slam-dunk mitzvah projects

Mitzvah Projects: Five Jewish organizations in New York that offer impressive volunteer opportunities for bar mitzvah students. Comment

Double your fun

Planning: Our two cents? If you have kids close in age, save some green with a double bar mitzvah. Comment

Mitzvah in Manhattan

Themes: Throw your kid who hearts the Big Apple a New York-themed bar mitzvah and get everyone into an Empire State of Mind. Comment

An inside look

Highlights: Think that professional Jews have an easier time planning their kids’ bar and bat mitzvahs? Think again. Comments (1)

Project guest list: Are they in or are they out?

Planning: Who you should and should not invite to your child’s upcoming bar mitzvah. Comment

October Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: The beginning of October is piled, like a huge heap of fall leaves, with happy happenings — Okertoberfest, Name Your Cat Day, and our latest Jewish celebrity birthday quiz! Take it now! Comments (1)

All about aliyah

Cantor Banter: What is an aliyah and how many will you get on the day of your kid’s bar mitzvah? Comments (1)
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