And the Oscar for ‘Best bar mitzvah’ goes to …

Themes: Be the star of your simcha with a Hollywood-themed party! Comment

Between a rock and a hard place

Cantor Banter: Is it polite to rock along with the rest of the congregation during the service or not? Comment

Ten celebrities you didn’t know were Jewish

Highlights: Did Jew know Drake had a bar mitzvah? Well — did Jew?! Find out who else did! Comment

It’s never too late to have a bar mitzvah

The Basics: Thirteen going on 30? Hey, why not? Comment

What’s a good bar mitzvah gift?

Planning: We go beyond the fountain pen and give our readers the gift that keeps on giving: practical advice. Comment

Bar mitzvah protocol

The Basics: The definite bar mitzvah guide for non-Jewish guests. Comment

Breaking down the elusive bar mitzvah card

Planning: What kind of card should you buy? What should you write in it? And what do you give? We get all Hallmark on you and answer your burning questions. Comments (5)

Taking a peek at Shema

Cantor Banter: Why do we have to close our eyes during Shema? Our columnist explains. Comment

Skype gripe

The Basics: Video tutoring seems like a great idea, but a cantor explains why it’s not a perfect substitution for face-to-face b’nai mitzvah lessons. Comments (1)


Hot Ideas: Thirty modern, cool cake ideas your kid will love Comments (3)

Study guide rewind

Planning: The process of studying for your bar mitzvah can feel never-ending. But the day ‘will’ come. To better help you visualize your accomplishment here is what you need to keep in mind years, months, weeks, and days before your big day — in reverse! Comments (1)

A dollar a day keeps the doctor away

Mitzvah Projects: “A Dollar Campaign” is a mitzvah founded by two teens that want to find the cure for cancer. Comment
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