Resources – Vol 3, Issue 2

614 eZine Resources

Below are resources we thought you might enjoy on the topic of Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, ranging from gifts we recommend, to how to “go green,” to a few nostalgic books that are just plain fun.

For better understanding of bar and bat mitzvahs:

BAR & BAT MITZVAH: Coming of Age From
Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation From Judaism 101
A 7-point guide to the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony. From

How to choose a mitzvah project for one’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Visit:

To explore ways on planning a “green” Bar/Bat Mitzvah:, visit:

Perfect gifts for Bat Mitzvah:

The JGirl’s Guide: The Young Jewish Woman’s Handbook For Coming Of Age by Penina Adelman, Ali Feldman and Shula Reinharz.

Tough Questions Jews Ask: A Young Adult’s Guide to Building a Jewish Life by Edward Feinstein.

For Fun:

Mazel Tov by Jill Rappaport and Linda Solomon (Simon & Schuster, 2007)
In Mazel Tov, celebrity journalist Jill Rappaport and photographer Linda Solomon offer an intimate glimpse of the bar or bat mitzvahs of some of the most talented people in entertainment, politics and business.

Bar Mitzvah Disco: The Music May Have Stopped, but the Party’s Never Over (Crown, 2005) by Roger Bennett, Nick Kroll and Jules Shell.
This collection of essays and photos is the offshoot of their Web site of the same name, on which they solicited photos from the late 1960s through the 1980s displaying the peculiarities of their times.


At the time of publication, all of these links work. We apologize if they stop working in the future. Sometimes links “go dead,” and there is nothing we can technically do about it.

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