Bat Mitzvah

July 21, 2011

My favorite photographer in London

If you live in London, England and you are looking for a fantastic photographer for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a wedding, engagement, a bris or any other family or communal function – you might as well stop your search right now.  Because I have found your girl!  Her name is Lara, her website is http://www.larasphotography.co.uk/ – and after you have taken one look at it, you will know why I am […]
July 19, 2011

Batmom Blog:The pot of gold, the rainbow path, and the Bat Mitzvah!

In a wonderful tale spun by the makers of Irish mythology, the leprechaun hides a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  I don’t know how many fortune seekers set off on the rainbow path to find the treasure, but I do know that their journey must have been an interesting one. As Batmom, the surprising superhero, I have taken the liberty to briefly “borrow” the rainbow path […]
April 13, 2011

A different kind of Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration!

OK, OK – this is an attempt at being lighthearted!  Personally, I think it’s great! Harvey wanted to celebrate his son Josh’s Bar Mitzvah in a unique and spectacular way.  None of that “keeping up with the Goldbergs” for him – Harvey was The Trendsetter himself! Having looked into a Bar Mitzvah cruise and a Bar Mitzvah Safari, he decided that his big surprise would be a Bar Mitzvah in […]
April 13, 2011

Comprehensive, helpful and absolutely FREE Bat Mitzvah Checklist!

The preparations for your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah can be overwhelming!  If you are three years before the Bat Mitzvah – or even three weeks before – and you want a comprehensive checklist to help you move towards your big day, grab our amazing (yet free) Bat Mitzvah planning guide!          
April 13, 2011

A beautiful and ancient Bat Mitzvah Prayer

The following prayer is from the Talmud, and the beautiful text is as meaningful today as it was over 2000 years ago when it was first written and is appropriate to be quoted at a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Talmud Berachot 17a – Lawrence Kushner, Translator May you live to see your world fulfilled, May your destiny be for worlds still to come, And may you trust in generations past and […]
April 13, 2011

All about the Bat Mitzvah Candle Lighting Ceremony

Many Bat Mitzvah girls choose to have a Bat Mitzvah Candle Lighting Ceremony at their Bat Mitzvahs.  This is a very special ceremony which allows the Bat Mitzvah girl to dwell on people or ideas are important to her.  What is especially nice about the Bat Mitzvah candle lighting ceremony is that it is very flexible and you can use your own ideas to adapt it to what is important […]
April 13, 2011

Blessing for a Bat Mitzvah Girl

Hebrew: מי שברך אבותינו אברהם יצחק ויעקב שרה רבקה רחל ולאה הוא יברך את ___________ בת __________ שמלאו לה שתים עשרה שנה והגיעה למצוות, ונותנה שבח והודיה להשם יתברך על כל הטוב שגמל אותה. ישמרה הקדוש ברוך הוא וחיה, ויכונן את לבה להיות שלם עם ה’ וללכת בדרכיו ולשמור מצוותיו כל הימים ונאמר אמן Transliteration: Mi Sheberakh avoteinu, Avraham Yitzchak v’Ya’akov, Sarah Rivkah Rachel v’Leah, hu y’varekh et __________ bat […]
April 13, 2011

What Judaism is all about…

There is a story about a hassidic Rabbi, who was once teaching five years old boys in a small village in Russia to learn the Hebrew ABC – Aleph, Bet, Gimmel.  It happened that one day, one of the boys forgot to bring his ink bottle and asked the boy at his side for some of his. “No,” replied the latter. “I haven’t enough; you should have brought from home.” […]
April 12, 2011

Bat Mitzvah research project ideas and tips

Hannah, mother of 4 girls who lives in Israel, recently celebrated her second daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.  When she was considering how to mark this special occasion, she knew that her daughters’ Bat Mitzvah preparation was much more important to her than the details of the party.  She wanted her daughters to grow as Jewish women from the Bat Mitzvah experience. Jewish women heroine research project A year before her oldest […]
April 12, 2011

Chesed and Tikkun Olam on your Bat Mitzvah!

Chesed (kindness) is in fact one of the most important pillars of Judaism, so what better way to celebrate your Bat Mitzvah by doing Chesed and showing responsibility to members of our community who are in need.  Here are some ideas that you can use your Bat Mitzvah to demonstrate the value of caring for others, and social responsibility (Tikkun Olam). Design your own invitations and photocopy them instead of […]