December 4, 2013 3:41pm
Natan Zaidenweber thought the mohel was kidding when he asked him to perform the act of covenant himself.
October 31, 2013 4:56pm
Reuben Meltzer and Thy Vy held traditional Jewish and Vietnamese wedding ceremonies.
October 2, 2013 2:36pm
Throughout his life, the Transylvania-born survivor lamented he never had a bar mitzvah. With his wife’s help, he finally did.
August 30, 2013 1:28pm
William Rubenstein and Rachel Sam plan to raise their children as Jews, but wanted a wedding weekend that reflected both of their backgrounds.
August 23, 2013 10:35am
When Susan Esther Barnes received a letter telling her that her duties as executor of her father’s will were completed, the Novato, Calif., resident decided she needed a religious way to mark the moment of transition.
August 9, 2013 10:08am
Barbi Paszternak-Szendy and Andras Paszternak took part in the first wedding held at Camp Szarvas in rural Hungary.
August 1, 2013 8:42pm
In Zoe Coleman-Becker’s Tel Aviv circle of friends, bat mitzvah typically means a surfing party, overnight in the desert or a Japanese tea party. Zoe’s mom, Pamela Becker, wanted her daughter to have much more than that. She wanted a celebration that also was a meaningful Jewish experience.
July 26, 2013 12:30am
Micha’el and Aumatma BedarShah were married at Urban Adamah in a ceremony drawing on their respective traditions.
July 11, 2013 11:09am
At 18 months old, Levi Davishoff first communicated with baby sign language as his mother read to him from “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” by Simms Taback. More than a decade later, the book played a central role in his bar mitzvah ceremony.
July 5, 2013 10:31am
Preparing for one bar or bat mitzvah service is tough enough. Eliana Werbel did it twice: once for an egalitarian service at a campsite, the second at a women’s prayer service two weeks later at her family’s Modern Orthodox synagogue.